DHL to build cargo complex at Munich Airport

DHL Express Germany and Munich Airport have signed the contract digitally for the construction of a new cargo building at Munich Airport. Covering more than 8,000 sqm at Munich Airport, DHL Express will plan, build, and operate the new building and lease the land for it from Munich Airport. Currently, the company rents hall space in the existing cargo centre at Munich Airport. With a €70 million investment in a new air cargo building, in response to a substantial increase in import and export volumes, construction of the new facility is scheduled to commence in 2022.
Markus Reckling, Managing Director, DHL Express Germany, said, “The existing building could not keep up with this growth. After modernising and expanding our service centre in Unterschleißheim for €13m last year already, the construction of our new gateway at the airport is the next step in the infrastructure plan with which we are clearly committing to our presence in the Munich region. Even in the currently difficult economic situation, we are continuing to invest systematically in service for our customers, which is our top priority.”
Welcoming DHL Express’s decision to focus systematically on growth at Munich Airport, Jost Lammers, Chief Executive, Munich Airport, said, “Particularly in these very difficult times for the aviation industry, this sends an important signal and is a strong proof of confidence in Munich as a business location. The increased commitment of DHL Express will sharpen our profile as a logistics location.”