DHL breaks ground on new Vienna Airport freight hub

DHL Global Forwarding and DHL Freight have started construction of the DHL Campus Vienna Airport – a freight hub for Austria and Eastern Europe.

The two divisions are building an advanced freight terminal and office building with a total of around 12,000 square metres of warehouse space and around 3,500 square metres of office space, pooling competencies for air and ocean freight, as well as land and intermodal transport centrally at one location.

Previously, DHL Global Forwarding and DHL Freight conducted their business from three locations in Vienna but now they will operate from the new campus located adjacent to Vienna Airport.

DHL Global Forwarding Austria managing director, Christoph Wahl said: “This modern logistics hub, which meets the highest safety and quality standards, will enable us not only to handle a higher volume of freight for our customers, for instance in the life sciences and healthcare industry, but also to provide an even better service.”

He added that the proximity to the airport will reduce turn around times.

The new campus is scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2019 and around 250 employees will dispatch and consolidate freight at the new location.