DHL Express to build Munich Airport freight unit

DHL Express Germany is to build a new, 8,000 square metre freight building at Munich Airport.

The unit at parking spots P80 and P80 West are to be on land leased from FMG, but DHL Express is to plan, construct and operate the building on the site. Currently it is a tenant at the Munich Airport freight warehouse.

Markus Reckling, Managing Director DHL Express Germany, explained “After we had modernised and expanded our service centre in Unterschleiheim for 13 million euros last year, the new gateway is our next step in realising our infrastructure plan. This is a clear commitment to our presence in the Munich region. Even in economically difficult times we invest thoroughly in our customer service as one of our main priorities.”

The plan for the new site is to have direct airside access but also two ‘PUD fingers’ that will have space for up to 65 delivery trucks and vans simultaneously. This will be able to significantly speed up delivery times in southern Germany. It is to be certified TAPA Class A – the highest security level – by the Transported Asset Protection Association.

Airport chief Jost Lammers appreciates DHL Express’ decision to continuously support growth at Munich Airport: “This is an important signal in such difficult times for the air freight industry and a symbol of trust for the location in Munich. The strong engagement of DHL Express will sharpen our profile as a logistics location and set significant impulses for air transports.”