DHL Vienna Airport Campus is a strategically important logistics hub for Austria and Eastern Europe. By combining ground, air and sea freight options at one site, higher turnover rates in cargo volumes can be achieved as well as providing improved service.
DHL Global Forwarding, Deutsche Post DHL Group’s air and ocean freight specialist, together with DHL Freight, one of Europe’s leading road freight providers, celebrated the opening of DHL’s new Vienna Airport campus in late May. The state-of-the-art logistics hub will combine the strengths of the three different transport modes – overland, air and ocean freight – for optimal handling and transport of goods into and out of Austria and Eastern Europe. The new DHL campus at the Vienna Airport adds another important logistics hub and gateway to the DHL Global Forwarding, Freight worldwide network.
Important logistics hub in a global transportation network
Prominent guests from government and the private sector took part in the event, including Johanna Mikl-Leitner, Governor of the state of Lower Austria and Günther Ofner, CEO of the Vienna Airport (Flughafen Wien AG).
“With our new logistics hub at the Vienna Airport, we are leveraging the best synergies between DHL Global Forwarding and DHL Freight,” said Tim Scharwath, CEO Global Forwarding, Freight. “The new DHL campus at the Vienna Airport adds another important logistics hub to our global transportation network, which we use to service over 220 countries and territories.”
Ideally combining three sites
Until now, DHL Global Forwarding and DHL Freight conducted business from three separate sites around Vienna. These will now be consolidated at the new campus. Along with some 3,500 sqm of office space, DHL’s new Vienna Airport campus includes two freight terminals, each measuring some 12,000 sqm and consisting of roughly 5,000 sqm for DHL Global Forwarding warehousing and handling, as well as 7,000 sqm for DHL Freight. In order to meet the steadily growing demand for logistics and transport services in the life sciences and healthcare sector, DHL has also created larger capacities for temperature-controlled goods. With over 1,200 sqm, DHL Global Forwarding has doubled its space in this area.
“Our longer-term goal is to be the market and quality leader in European overland transport, which is why we continue to invest in the expansion and further development of our transport and groupage network,” explains Uwe Brinks, CEO DHL Freight. “We already have one of Europe’s densest terminal networks. The new DHL campus at the Vienna Airport is another important step in this direction.”
Sustainable construction, low emissions operations
Design and construction of the new DHL campus focused on sustainable building practices and the use of renewable energy in line with Deutsche Post DHL Group’s target to achieve zero-emission logistics by the year 2050. In addition, the new logistics hub also meets the highest TAPA security standards (TAPA A).