Brussels Airport invests in cargo infrastructure

By Rebecca Jeffrey

Photo: Brussels Airport

Brussels Airport will invest €70m to further modernise its cargo zone over the next three years in order to meet the growing demand for storage and handling space.

By the beginning of 2025, three new modern and sustainable buildings, including parking areas, will be opened in the heart of the Brussels Airport cargo zone, called Brucargo Central.

The development of the 83,500 sq m area will enable the airport to welcome new partners and offer the new and current partners warehouses and offices that are larger, more efficient, more modern and more sustainable. The improvements will also improve and secure traffic streams and mobility to optimise operations.

The demolition of eight obsolete buildings will start in the week beginning May 30 and construction works are scheduled to start at the end of 2023.

Arnaud Feist, chief executive of Brussels Airport Company, said: “We want to further strengthen our position as a global cargo hub and develop the cargo area in a sustainable way in order to offer our logistics partners the most efficient infrastructure and operational processes.”

In 2021, 843,000 tonnes of cargo transited through Brussels Airport, up 30% compared to 2020. During the pandemic, the airport has invested to support the pharma and e-commerce industries.

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