Brussels Airport invests more than €100 million in new logistic buildings
The second cargo hub after the Port of Antwerp, Brucargo is investing millions to secure its place in the heart of Belgium’s economy.
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Brussels Airport Company has announced it will invest €100 million in ultramodern logistic buildings to strengthen the airports position as a Belgian logistics hub.
“These investments are of huge importance for the logistics landscape in Belgium and are entirely in line with our Strategic Vision for 2040. With these investments, Brussels Airport will remain in the future a crucial hub for air transport and the logistic chains in Europe, at the service of many hundreds of companies in our country,” said Arnaud Feist, CEO of Brussels Airport Company.
“It is also a strategic objective to offer more and in particularly even better support to the many companies who work through air cargo transport and enabling them to more easily import and export their goods from and to the whole world. This not only ensures employment at the airport itself, but also in various other sectors in all parts of the country.”
Between 2009 and 2013, three large air cargo buildings have been developed. Today, companies such as bpost, DHL GLOBAL Forwarding, Abbott and a number of specialised logistics companies make use of them.
Brussels Airport Company will be investing in a 50,000m2 building on the West side of Brucargo, for four different companies. Kuehne + Nagel, Dnata and WFS will be among the companies making use of these buildings for shipping, packaging and temporarily stocking cargo.
The new infrastructure is also specifically suited for the handling of high-quality and temperature-sensitive products (such as pharmaceuticals).
Brussels Airport will also redevelop existing handling buildings that have direct access to the tarmac. The building in which handling agent Swissport is active will be turned into “modern and energy-efficient storage and office space” over the next three years. In total, it will have a surface area of 30,000m2.
An additional new building will provide a secured area for the specific transport of extremely valuable goods. Brinks will be moving into this building in 2019. Brussels Airport Company is investing in an exclusive inspection area of more than 2000m², fitted out in various temperature and/or light areas, for the temporary accommodation and the shipment of various types of animals.