DHL has announced plans to invest in the construction of a new express hub at Brussels Airport in Belgium. The €114m investment is intended to further strengthen the position of Brussels within the European and worldwide DHL network.
Under the plans DHL will triple capacity at the Brussels Hub from 12,000 to 39,500 shipments per hour thanks to the modernization of the sorting technologies used, allowing DHL to respond to expected further growth in international express shipments. The total surface area of the planned hub is 36,500 sq m. This will consist of a 31,500 sq m sorting centre and a 5,000 sq m office complex.
Koen Gouweloose, Managing Director DHL Aviation NV said, “The new hub will guarantee an even quicker and higher quality service. It will connect Belgian and other EU companies with 18 intra-European destinations and a number of important intercontinental destinations such as the US, China and Africa. In addition, DHL provides 64 road connections from Brussels directly to major business destinations in Europe. This will further reinforce the important position of Brussels in the European and global network, and strengthen Belgian trade connections with the rest of the world.”
The global DHL Express network currently operates over 250 dedicated aircraft between over 500 airports and 22 hubs and gateways worldwide, serving more than 220 countries and territories.
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