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Brussels Airport to invest EUR100m in new cargo facilities

LBR Staff Writer Published 12 March 2018

Brussels Airport said that it will invest €100m for the development of new logistics facilities for its customers including Kuehne + Nagel, Swissport, Dnata and Brinks.

The airport’s cargo platform, Brucargo, is serving multiple companies with import and export activities. The latest investment will help Brucargo to expand its operations.

Brussels Airport will develop 50,000m² facility on the West side of Brucargo, which will be used by firms such as Kuehne + Nagel, Dnata and WFS for shipping and packaging activities. It will also be used temporarily to stock cargo.

The new facilities can also be used to handle temperature-sensitive products such as pharmaceuticals.

Brussels Airport will also redevelop existing handling buildings, which are provided with direct access to the tarmac.

One of the facilities is used to serve handling agent Swissport, while an additional new building will offer an area for the specific transport of valuable goods. Brinks is expected to occupy to this additional new building in 2019.

Brussels Airport will also develop 2000m² inspection area for the temporary accommodation and shipment of various types of animals.

Between 2009 and 2013, Brussels Airport developed three large air cargo facilities, which are used to serve customers such as bpost, DHL Global Forwarding, Abbott and other specialized logistics firms.

Brussels Airport CEO Arnaud Feist said: “These investments are of huge importance for the logistics landscape in Belgium and are entirely in line with our Strategic Vision for 2040.

“With these investments, Brussels Airport will remain in the future a crucial hub for air transport and the logistic chains in Europe, at the service of many hundreds of companies in our country.

“It is also a strategic objective to offer more and in particularly even better support to the many companies who work through air cargo transport and enabling them to more easily import and export their goods from and to the whole world.”


Image: Brussels Airport will invest €100m for the development of modern logistics facilities. Photo: courtesy of Brussels Airport Company.