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DHL to build new freight hub at Langenhagen in Germany

PKBR Staff Writer Published 14 November 2017

DHL Freight has unveiled plans to construct an advanced freight hub at the Hanover Airport business park in Langenhagen, Germany.

The new facility will provide day-to-day scheduling and consolidation services for the company’s European freight network.

It will also help to enhance DHL Freight's service quality for less than truckload (LTL) and full truck load (FTL) transport.

DHL is planning to perform ground breaking ceremony on the site at the starting of 2018.

DHL has selected the Langenhagen site near Hanover Airport due to better transport connections for both long-haul and short-haul transport.

The company will construct a new hub on a 63,000ft² site. A transshipment terminal installed with around 80 loading bays and stretching across more than 7,800m² will allow to process around 600,000 tons of LTL cargo per annum.

The new site will also be used to consolidate two existing Hanover sites, including Stelingerstrasse and Büttnerstrasse.

DHL will also use the new facility to offer logistics solutions ranging from onsite transport management to end-to-end design and optimization of incoming and outgoing commodity flows.

DHL Freight CEO Uwe Brinks said: "With the help of our FREIGHT 2020 program, we want to establish DHL Freight as a quality leader in overland transport in the long term.

“Only by investing in our people, in our service and in our network will this be possible. And the new freight center in Langenhagen near Hanover represents an important step forward in this regard.”


Image: The new freight hub will provide day-to-day scheduling and consolidation services for DHL’s European freight network. Photo: courtesy of Deutsche Post AG.