DHL plans new hub at Vienna airport

Dr. Günther Ofner, Member of the board of Flughafen Wien AG, Hermann Filz, CEO Eastern Europe – DHL Global Forwarding, Horst Sorg, CEO Austria – DHL Freight, and Christoph Wahl, CEO Austria – DHL Global Forwarding

Deutsche Post DHL has announced that it is planning to establish a new logistics hub at Vienna Airport which will become its central gateway to Eastern Europe.

In a statement published on its website, Deutsche Post DHL said that DHL Global Forwarding and DHL Freight signed a contract for purchasing land in the Vienna airport region yesterday (12 March).

The statement added: “Starting in summer 2018, the DHL Campus Vienna Airport will be developed on premises measuring roughly 60,000 sqm in the Fischamend district. The facility will take on a key role as a freight hub for Eastern Europe in the future. By establishing a joint site for DHL Global Forwarding and DHL Freight, synergies between the different transport modes – land, air and ocean – are to be exploited even more effectively.”

Uwe Brinks, CEO of DHL Freight, commented: “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.”

Brinks added: “Through this project, we will establish an important new logistics hub together, creating a gateway into and out of the east and enabling us to further grow our volumes.”

Both divisions will each build a warehouse including office buildings on the new site, connecting them to the airport and linking them to its infrastructure. To date, DHL Global Forwarding and DHL Freight managed their business from three locations in Vienna, which are now being merged on the new campus.

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