DHL Express Germany and the Airport Munich GmbH (FMG) have concluded a contract to build a new freight building at Munich Airport, the only Skytrax Institute certified “5-Star-Airport” in Europe. The construction site at the current parking spots P80 and P80 West will compromise a gross floor area of more than 8,000 square meters.
For the first time, the contracts were signed digitally, taking the current restrictions into account. DHL Express plans, constructs and operates the new building on land leased from FMG. Currently, the company has access to the freight center as a tenant of warehouse space. At the start of the operation they owned a six times larger location, in 2022 DHL Express sets a mark for further growth in Europe.
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.”