What is happening: DHL are investing 134 million Euros in Scandinavia, including a brand new hub at Copenhagen Airport.
The Hub: The hub in question will cover over 26,000 square feet, and should be open for business in 2023. It will be able to handle 37,000 packages every single hour, 24 hours a day.
Investment: This comes in the middle of a major investment surge from DHL, as they recently bought 14 extra Boeing 777 freighters, as well as five Airbus 330s in the past year. Their new 13.4 million Euro terminal in Federicia is also set to open next year.
What did Chief Executive of Express, John Pearson say: “We are investing significantly in the expansion of our infrastructure to increase efficiencies and to improve delivery capabilities. Our hubs are the backbone of our network, connecting businesses from all industries and private customers alike, enabling them to benefit from ongoing e-commerce growth.”
What did MD of Express in Denmark, Atli Einarsson say: “We’re experiencing enormous growth in our cross-border online trade and we are also preparing for customers’ growth, including manufacturing companies in the pharmaceutical and fashion industries. This massive upgrade in Copenhagen will turn it into one of the most modern of our 19 regional hubs worldwide. and will benefit those in Denmark and the Nordic region.”
What did Chief Executive of Copenhagen Airport Group, Thomas Woldbye say: “Air freight is crucial for maintaining and developing Copenhagen Airport as a key Northern European hub. We can see growing demand for high-quality air freight facilities to handle the increasing volume of freight to and from places like China. It also meets the needs of consumers who do more and more of their shopping online. This really is great news for Denmark and the region.”