Thursday, February 28, 2019

Freight Forwarder and Logistics Outfit Opens New Air Cargo Facility

Express Group Expands in Spain
Shipping News Feature
SPAIN – Freight forwarder and logistics operation DHL Express has officially opened its new hub at Barajas Adolfo Suarez Airport in Madrid. The 14,500 m2 building, which includes offices, represents an investment of €93 million and should facilitate the sorting of 24,500 packages per hour and the creation of 200 additional jobs.

This expansion of the DHL Express global network will look to strengthen the position of Madrid as an important hub for international commerce, especially between Europe and Latin America. By investing in high-quality infrastructure and the newest technologies, DHL Express aims to quadruple its capacity in Madrid. John Pearson, CEO of DHL Express said:

“With this latest investment in our infrastructure, we are further expanding the capabilities of our European and global network, enabling continued growth supported by a platform of quality. Customers from our traditional sectors as well as e-commerce customers in both private b2c as well as businesses who are driving their own b2b growth agendas through e-commerce will benefit from the investment. With this new hub in Madrid, we are connecting sellers and consumers around the world with even greater speed and efficiency."

The new 32,000 m2 hub has a total of 176 loading docks enabling 160 road movements each day, as well as 10 daily flights operated by DHL’s fleet of aircraft, and 30 daily commercial flights servicing 20 international destinations, mostly in Latin America. Equipped with latest state-of-the-art logistics technology, the new facility will be able to process 24,500 pieces of mail per hour, including packages and envelopes. Miguel Borrás, Managing Director, DHL Express Spain and Portugal, commented:

“We are investing in infrastructures to increase efficiency and to improve our delivery capability. This will allow us to provide an even better service to our customers. This new hub is a critical nexus between Europe and the Latin American countries. Thanks to this, we could connect businesses from all industries and private consumers alike, and enable them to leverage from the increasingly growing e-commerce worldwide”.

In accordance with DHL’s GoGreen Program the new hub will help to reduce the company’s carbon footprint thanks to the use of new and more efficient sorting technology, improved building insulation, and more efficient energy technology to manage the consumption of electricity, water and cooling systems.