DHL Supply Chain Expands Logistics Capacities with New Carbon-Neutral Center in Halle

DHL Supply Chain Expands Logistics Capacities with New Carbon-Neutral Center in Halle

(IN BRIEF) DHL Supply Chain is bolstering its logistics capabilities with the construction of a new carbon-neutral operated logistics center in Halle (Saale), Germany, adjacent to its existing warehouse. Expected to begin operations in Q4 2024, the state-of-the-art facility will offer 34,000 square meters of space and up to 55,000 pallet spaces, catering to customers requiring efficient logistics solutions in Germany, Europe, and worldwide. The expansion, marked by a topping-out ceremony, signifies DHL’s commitment to sustainability and strategic growth targets, with a focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and investing in clean operations. The new center underscores DHL’s dedication to providing end-to-end solutions and partnering with clients across various industries, further cementing its position as a key player in the logistics sector.

(PRESS RELEASE) BONN, 29-May-2024 — /EuropaWire/ — DHL Supply Chain is expanding its multi-user campus in Leipzig/Halle by constructing a new logistics center offering 34,000 square meters of space and up to 55,000 pallet spaces. Estimated construction time for the facility is approximately ten months.

DHL Supply Chain held the topping out ceremony for the construction of a new logistics center in Halle (Saale). Rainer Haag, Chief Executive Officer, Aiste Slabokaite Heid, Business Unit Director North-East, Olaf Müller, Head of the Leipzig/ Halle Campus and Adriano Rizza, Construction Director – all part of DHL Supply Chain Germany & Alps – conducted the formalities together with Dr. Judith Marquardt, City of Halle (Saale) Deputy Mayor for Culture and Sport, as well as representatives from business and politics.

The new DHL Supply Chain facility is expected to go live at the start of the fourth quarter of 2024 following construction closeout. It is located adjacent to the existing warehouse that DHL Supply Chain has operated for a leading electronics manufacturer since 2017 and not far from a second site in Leipzig.

The new logistics center will offer space for customers requiring efficient logistics in Germany, Europe or worldwide. This expansion of the campus will also create additional capacity for technology customers as well as clients from different sectors and industries. The location benefits from multimodal connections to various transport modes, from the domestic DHL parcel and express network, through rail and highway networks, to the Leipzig/ Halle cargo airport. Leipzig/ Halle is the largest hub within the DHL Express global network, and airfreight shipments can be sent from there to anywhere in the world.

“In Halle (Saale), DHL Supply Chain offers a wide range of end-to-end solutions,” says Aiste Slabokaite Heid, Business Unit Director North-East. “From manual put-away and picking, to value-added services provided by our trained and experienced employees, to complex automated solutions in the warehousing and production environment. The key to success here is close partnership and careful coordination with our customers. The new center will also enable DHL Supply Chain to expand the business of customers already based on the campus.”

Rainer Haag, Chief Executive Officer of DHL Supply Chain Germany & Alps, is also proud of the new facility: “It will boost our logistics capacities in the Central Germany metropolitan region and of course in Leipzig/ Halle and enable us to help customers grow their business in Germany, Europe and internationally. It represents an important step with regard to the achievement of our strategic growth targets with customers from different industries and sectors.”

The new facility also underscores DHL Group’s commitment to sustainability: Construction of the warehouse meets the Gold certification criteria of the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB). The carbon-neutral operated building will be powered by a photovoltaic system capable of generating 1,000 kilowatts at its peak, and its interior climate kept comfortable with the help of energy-smart air heat pumps. Specially sealed doors, low consumption LED lighting and a solar thermal hot water system will round out the building’s energy-efficient features.

DHL Group is committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions from 39 million to 29 million metric tons of CO2e by 2030. This commitment encompasses three areas: Fleet electrification, zero-emission operations and sustainable fuels for all transport modes. The Group is unflagging in its dedication to a greener future and makes continual investments in clean operations to achieve its sustainability goals.

“The Star Park industrial park plays an important role in attracting renowned companies to Halle (Saale). The site has great potential and offers the opportunity to continue to benefit from the growth of logistics. This is underscored by the city’s renewed multimillion investment in the infrastructure of the Star Park site. Logistics is a powerful industry that will continue to play a key future role for the city and as an employer for the people who live here. DHL is a welcome partner for the region. We are delighted that we can join with DHL Supply Chain in celebrating the expansion of the Leipzig/ Halle Campus,” says Dr. Judith Marquardt, City of Halle (Saale) Deputy Mayor for Culture and Sport.

DHL – The logistics company for the world

DHL is the leading global brand in the logistics industry. Our DHL divisions offer an unrivaled portfolio of logistics services ranging from national and international parcel delivery, e-commerce shipping and fulfillment solutions, international express delivery as well as road, air and ocean transport to industrial supply chain management. With about 395,000 employees in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide, DHL connects people and businesses securely and reliably, enabling global sustainable trade flows. With a unique presence in developing and emerging countries and specialized solutions for
growth sectors including technology, life sciences and healthcare, engineering, manufacturing & energy, automobility and retail, DHL is decisively positioned as “The logistics company for the world”.

DHL is part of DHL Group. In 2023 the Group reported a revenue of more than €81.8 billion. The Group contributes to the world through responsible business practices, corporate citizenship and environmental activities. DHL Group aims to achieve zero-emissions logistics by the year 2050.

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SOURCE: Deutsche Post AG


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