Fraport will build a new warehouse at Frankfurt Airport’s CargoCity South, which will be used by DHL Global Forwarding.

Located next to access gate Tor 31, construction will start in mid-2023 and the warehouse will measure 28,000 square metres including office space.

DHL Global Forwarding will use the warehouse to expand operations at Frankfurt Airport, which it plans to develop into its European airfreight hub.

Jan Sieben, who heads Real Estate Development at Fraport, says, “The overall design of the warehouse was developed based on our many years of experience in the construction of logistics and airfreight facilities at Frankfurt Airport. Together with the outdoor facilities, the finished layout will perfectly meet the needs of the present tenant.”

He adds that the design also makes it attractive to potential future tenants.

The warehouse will have 56 gates and truck docks, space for driving and manoeuvring, and separate truck parking spaces.

Max Philipp Conrady, Vice President Cargo Development at Fraport, says, “We are delighted that DHL Global Forwarding – one of the world’s leading airfreight companies – is expanding its presence here in Frankfurt. This high-profile partner will contribute to further strengthening Frankfurt Airport as an airfreight location, underscoring our position on the global air cargo market.”

Thomas Mack, Global Head of Air Freight at DHL Global Forwarding, adds, “This expansion at Frankfurt Airport will also allow us to grow our dedicated charter business. We are seeing rising demand particularly from Asia, and in e-commerce. Frankfurt provides the ideal preconditions for serving this demand.”