DHL is developing a new logistics hub at Vienna Airport in Austria, which the company says will become central gateway to Eastern Europe.
DHL Global Forwarding, along with DHL Freight, has signed a contract to purchase land at the Vienna airport region for the facility.
Construction on the DHL Campus Vienna Airport, which will be located in the Fischamend district, is expected to begin in summer of this year.
The new freight hub, which will feature around 60,000m² of space, focuses on providing better services for the customers in Eastern Europe.
Both divisions will each construct a warehouse, including office buildings on the new site, which will help connect them to the airport and infrastructure.
DHL Global Forwarding and DHL Freight carried out their business from three locations in Vienna, which are now being united on the new campus, enabling to reduce turnaround times and handling costs.
The new hub will feature more number of docks, and will also include cross-docks to better serve customers. It will be near to the A4 freeway that connects the airport with Vienna city center.
DHL Freight CEO Uwe Brinks said: "DHL Global Forwarding and DHL Freight are combining the individual strengths of their two networks at the new site in Fischamend, which will lead to an even faster, more efficient service for our customers.
"The site is in proximity to Vienna airport and as such strategically well-located, providing us with low-threshold access to Eastern European markets and Germany.”
DHL Global Forwarding Austria managing director Christoph Wahl said: "Located directly at Vienna airport, Fischamend perfectly meets our requirements for the DHL Campus, through which we intend to bundle our expertise, improve our service, and consequently further strengthen our market position in Austria.”
In February this year, DHL Express opened a new regional hub at Brussels Airport in Belgium, with a capacity to handle 42,000 shipments per hour.
The company invested over €140m to develop the new hub, which features an advanced logistics technology that can quadruple the capacity of DHL Express in Brussels.
Image: DHL will build a new logistics hub at the Vienna airport region. Photo: courtesy of Deutsche Post AG.