(PRESS RELEASE) BONN/ MUNICH, 23-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — DHL Express Germany has announced it is investing EUR 70 million to expand its European capacities with a new gateway at Munich International Airport. The logistics company has signed a contract with the Airport Munich GmbH (FMG) to build a new freight building at Munich Airport, which is the only Skytrax Institute certified “5-Star-Airport” in Europe. The company expects to start operation at the new gateway before the end of 2022.
Markus Reckling, Managing Director DHL Express Germany, adds: “After we had modernised and expanded our service center in Unterschleißheim for 13 million euros last year, the new gateway is our next step in realising our infrastructure plan. This is a clear commitment to our presence in the Munich region. Even in economically difficult times we invest thoroughly in our customer service as one of our main priorities.”
The new building will include a direct airside access and two so-called PUD fingers for pick-up and delivery where up to 65 delivery vehicles can be dispatched simultaneously. This leads to a time advantage, particularly for clients in the south of Germany. Furthermore, the new station will meet all safety requirements of TAPA, the Transported Asset Protection Association, and will be certified TAPA Class A for the highest security level in air transportation.
Airport chief Jost Lammers appreciates DHL Express’ decision to continuously support growth at Munich Airport: “This is an important signal in such difficult times for the air freight industry and a symbol of trust for the location in Munich. The strong engagement of DHL Express will sharpen our profile as a logistics location and set significant impulses for air transports.”
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SOURCE: Deutsche Post AG