Frankfurt CargoCity South. Source: Fraport
DHL Global Forwarding has signed up to take one of the remaining warehouse slots at Frankfurt Airport’s CargoCity South development as it looks to expand charter operations.
Construction will start in mid-2023 on an area of around 60,000 sq m. Once complete, the warehouse, including office spaces, will measure around 28,000 sq m.
Thomas Mack, global head of airfreight at DHL Global Forwarding, said: “This expansion at Frankfurt Airport will also allow us to grow our dedicated charter business. We are seeing rising demand particularly from Asia, and in e-commerce.
“Frankfurt provides the ideal preconditions for serving this demand. The new infrastructure will enable us to further enhance and streamline our process management, and thus provide even more efficient services.”
Frankfurt airport operator Fraport will be responsible for the construction of the cargo warehouse and retain ownership of the facility, after completion of the construction.
Following the conclusion of a lease agreement, DHL Global Forwarding will use the new warehouse to further expand operations from Frankfurt Airport.
The warehouse will have 56 gates and truck docks, along with additional separate truck parking spaces.
Parking spaces for DHL Global Forwarding employees will also be available next to the building.
The office areas, including break rooms, will encompass about 3,000 sq m of the total project space.
Upon completion of the latest construction project, CargoCity South will have only two more areas totalling around 90,000 sq m available for future development.
Fraport’s real estate management division will gradually place these spaces on the market in due course.
Earlier this month, DHL Global Forwarding began work on a new 4,880 sq m facility at Brisbane Airport that is due to open in early 2023.