DHL consolidates freight operations at new Vienna Airport logistics hub

posted on 24th May 2019 by Justin Burns
DHL consolidates freight operations at new Vienna Airport logistics hub

Yesterday, DHL Global Forwarding, Deutsche Post DHL Group’s air and ocean freight specialist, together with DHL Freight – celebrated the opening of DHL’s new Vienna Airport campus.

The state-of-the-art logistics hub will combine the strengths of the three different transport modes – overland, air and ocean freight – for optimal handling and transport of goods in and out of Austria and Eastern Europe.

The new DHL campus at the Vienna Airport adds another important logistics hub and gateway to the DHL Global Forwarding, Freight worldwide network.

“With our new logistics hub at the Vienna Airport, we are leveraging the best synergies between DHL Global Forwarding and DHL Freight,” said Tim Scharwath, CEO Global Forwarding, Freight.

“The new DHL campus at the Vienna Airport adds another important logistics hub to our global transportation network, which we use to service over 220 countries and territories.”

Until now, DHL Global Forwarding and DHL Freight conducted business from three separate locations around Vienna; these will now be consolidated at the new campus.

Along with 3,500 square metres of office space, DHL’s new Vienna Airport campus includes two freight terminals, each measuring some 12,000 square metres and consisting of roughly 5,000 square metres for DHL Global Forwarding warehousing and handling, as well as 7,000 square metres for DHL Freight.

In order to meet the steadily growing demand for logistics and transport services in the life sciences and healthcare sector, DHL has also created larger capacities for temperature-controlled goods. With over 1,200 square metres, DHL Global Forwarding has doubled its space in this area.

“Our longer-term goal is to be the market and quality leader in European overland transport, which is why we continue to invest in the expansion and further development of our transport and groupage network,” said Uwe Brinks, CEO DHL Freight.

“We already have one of Europe’s densest terminal networks. The new DHL campus at the Vienna Airport is another important step in this direction.”

Design and construction of the new DHL campus focused on sustainable building practices and the use of renewable energy in line with Deutsche Post DHL Group’s target to achieve zero-emission logistics by the year 2050. In addition, the new logistics hub also meets the highest TAPA security standards (TAPA A).