DHL Express to speed up delivery with new Copenhagen centre
21 / 01 / 2019
DHL Express will speed up delivery times from Denmark with the opening of a DKr1bn hub at Copenhagen Airport.
The new centre, located on the eastern freight area of the airport and due to open in 2023, will measure 26,172 sq m and will be able to handle nearly 37,000 packages per hour – five times as many as the current infrastructure can manage.
The hub will allow the integrator to avoid often transshipment at East Midlands airport in the UK or Leipzig in Germany to speed up delivery times. It is being developed in response to growth in e-commerce traffic, the express firm said.
“We are experiencing enormous growth in our cross-border online trade,” said Atli Einarsson, managing director of DHL Express in Denmark.
“We are also preparing for our customers’ growth, including manufacturing companies within the pharmaceutical and fashion industries.
"This massive upgrade of our facility will turn it into one of the most modern of our 19 regional hubs worldwide. This demonstrates the importance of our country’s future role in the network. The new regional hub will benefit businesses and consumers in Denmark and throughout the Nordic region.”
Copenhagen Airport Group chief executive Thomas Woldbye added: "Airfreight is crucial for maintaining and developing the Copenhagen Airport as a key Northern European hub.
"We consider expansion a key target in our strategy, and we are very grateful that DHL has chosen [Copenhagen Airport] for their new hub. We can see growing demand for high-quality air freight facilities to handle the increasing volume of freight to and from places like China.
"It also meets the needs of consumers, who do more and more of their shopping online. This really is great news for Denmark and the region."
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