DB Schenker opens “Terminal of the Future” in Finland
DB Schenker Logistics held an official opening ceremony for one of its largest and most modern terminals on Wednesday (3 June). The new terminal, located near the Finnish capital of Helsinki, cost EUR 57m – which the company said was “one of the largest investments that DB Schenker has made worldwide”.
“Combining four locations and operations such as land transport, air, and sea freight in one building will improve our efficiency and productivity and streamline our cargo flows between the different transport modes,” commented Dr. Karl-Friedrich Rausch, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Management, Schenker AG.
The new premises will house 650 employees in the Viinikkala logistics area within 51,000 square metres of space. The warehouse will offer 31,940 square metres of storage, including 28,630 square metres of heated buildings and an unheated hall of 3,310 square metres.
“The new location has various advantages,” added Dr. Rausch. “It is near the airport, closer to the harbour than before, and it has a better connection to the road network.”
The terminal also has one of DB Schenker’s biggest sorters, capable of processing 35,000 to 40,000 deliveries a day.