Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Major Investment in German Facilities by Freight Forwarder

Dachser Spend 60 Million Euros on Improvements
Shipping News Feature
GERMANY – Freight forwarders and logistics specialists Dachser are currently creating new capacity for its overland network at several of its German locations with a €60 million investment that will create nearly 35,000 square metres of additional warehouse and office space.

Dachser’s Bremen location has had almost €20 million invested into the transit terminal south of the Weser, creating 8,800 square metres of warehouse space and 102 docks for the Bremen logistics center. A further 2,500 square metres are reserved for offices.

A new transit terminal is also being built on the premises of the Dachser Food Logistics branch in Hamburg. With 6,800 square metres of total area, the facilities will be operationally and physically separate and will be used to handle food items as well as industrial goods from the neighbouring Dachser European Logistics branch. Another 1,200 square metres of office space is being built as well. The work, which represents an investment of some €15 million, is scheduled to be completed in August.

Dachser is expanding its Alsdorf location at a separate facility located within the border triangle between Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands. The new temperature-controlled Food Logistics transit terminal and contract logistics warehouse will add 6,800 square metres, 2,500 of which will be reserved for a food warehouse. Dachser has been operating in Alsdorf since 1985 and is now investing €12.5 million in new buildings for the location, which is scheduled to begin operations in July. At the same time, another €3.5 million will be used to extensively renovate the existing facility.

Finally the company is also building additional facilities for Food Logistics in Dissen, Lower Saxony. The branch office’s transit terminal will be expanded by 4,430 square metres, plus an additional 1,370 square metres of office space. Existing buildings will also be renovated. Construction work in Dissen is scheduled for completion by July. The current construction and renovation activities account for some €8.5 million.