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DHL Freight opens new terminal in Germany’s Rhine-Main Metropolitan Region

From left to right: Tim Scharwath, CEO DHL Global Forwarding, Freight, Uwe Brinks, CEO DHL Freight, Thorsten Stolz, Head of Main-Kinzig District, Gero Schiffelmann, Member of the Management Board DHL Freight Germany, Stefan Erb, Mayor of Erlensee, Sylvia Braun, Mayor Bruchkoebel, Goetz Hanningsmann, Site Manager DHL Freight Erlensee, Thomas Vogel, CEO DHL Freight Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Today, our new terminal in Erlensee is celebrating its opening: In response to the increasing demand in road transport, as of today around 260 employees are taking care of less-than-truck and full truck loads at the new and state-of-the-art site in the Frankfurt am Main area, in order to further increase the efficiency, as well as the quality of our services in the European land transport network.

On an area of around 82,840 m2, a terminal has been built to the latest construction and environmental standards in line with Deutsche Post DHL Group's Sustainability Roadmap. We have greened the roofs of the warehouse and the gatehouse building, an area of 11,300 m2 - and installed a photovoltaic system with up to 1 MWp (megawatt peak) on the roof area of the crossdock terminal.

In addition to the 12,000 m2 cross-dock terminal, the new handling facility also has a 10,500 m2 warehouse for specialty chemicals and general manufacturing goods, as well as 3,800 m2 of office space. A special highlight: For the latter, we have extensively refurbished the listed control tower of the former air base so that in future we can manage the terminal's fortunes from here.

Demand for road transport and customized logistics services means we need to continually expand our network. The new terminal in Erlensee represents an important hub in the Frankfurt am Main area. Its opening has allowed us to significantly expand capacity once more and to offer our customers better solutions and services. We are also proud to make an additional contribution to our Group's sustainability strategy by providing modern and sustainable solutions at the site.

Thomas Vogel CEO DHL Freight DACH

For CO2-free local transport at the site, two fully electric Volvo trucks will be in use here in the future - another step towards making the collection and delivery of goods for our customers as sustainable as possible.

For more information on the new location and opening, read all the details in our press release.

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