Shenker invests in terminal

DB Schenker is investing about €13 million to expand the logistics terminal in Vienna-Albern operated by Schenker & Co AG. The site primarily serves as a hub for land transport, air and ocean freight and is also a warehouse logistics location. The existing facility had reached its capacity limits.

“Vienna-Albern is a perfect location for our Eastern European routes and a hub for imports and exports between other parts of Europe and the world,” said Karl Nutzinger, member of the Board of Management of Schenker AG, responsible for the European land transport business unit in Europe. “These were the reasons to invest in the future and expand this terminal.”

The groundbreaking ceremony for the new 4,100 m2 freight-handling hall took place on 12 February. After the expansion has been completed the site will offer customers a 16,400 m2 logistics warehouse as well as an 8,400 m2 freight handling hall, located on a site with about 82,300 m2 in total space. The freight-handling hall is equipped with an under-floor chain conveyor system that has a capacity of approximately 590 palettes per hour. The new facility will also have the latest equipment to put together and deconsolidate airfreight palettes.

As part of efforts to reduce CO2 emissions throughout the entire DB Group by 20 per cent until the year 2020, the previous oil heating unit used at the Albern site will be replaced with a CO2 neutral, woodchip heating system, an investment of €600,000.

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