DHL Freight is making an eight-figure investment in the construction of a freight hub at the Hanover Airport Business Park in Langenhagen. In the future, around 260 employees will take care of day-to-day scheduling and consolidation for the company’s European freight network from the new site. The facility will make a decisive contribution to further increasing DHL Freight’s service quality for LTL and FTL transport. Ground is scheduled to be broken at the new site at the beginning of 2018.
Uwe Brinks, CEO DHL Freight, commented: “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 centre in Langenhagen near Hanover represents an important step forward in this regard”.
The Langenhagen site near Hanover Airport was chosen for its good transport connections for both long-haul and short-haul transport. DHL Freight is building a new important hub for its European road transport network on the 63,000 sq m site. A transshipment terminal equipped with over 80 loading bays and stretching across more than 7,800 sq m will provide sufficient capacity to process in excess of 600,000 tons of LTL cargo per annum. The development of the DHL Freight site also includes the consolidation of the two existing Hanover sites (Stelingerstrasse and Büttnerstrasse) at the new location. The new Langenhagen site will not only handle DHL Freight’s LTL service but will also play a decisive role for the company’s FTL service.
As part of Deutsche Post DHL Group, DHL Freight is also committed to shared objectives for sustainable development, one of which is the Group target of reducing all logistics-related emissions to zero by 2050. In a bid to keep energy consumption to a minimum and conserve resources, the new site will incorporate environmentally-friendly technologies, including a photovoltaic system and heat exchange pumps.
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