DHL Express Germany and Munich airport have concluded an agreement for the construction of a new cargo building at the airport.

The new building will be built on the site currently occupied by the car parks P 80 and P 80 West and will have a gross floor area of more than 8,000 square metres. For the first time, the partners signed the contract digitally, reflecting the current restrictions. DHL Express will plan, build, and operate the new building and lease the land for it from the airport. Currently, the company rents hall space in the existing cargo centre at Munich. The start of operations at its own location, which will be six times bigger, is scheduled for 2022.

In recent years, DHL Express has seen a substantial increase in import and export volumes at its Munich gateway. “The existing building could not keep up with this growth,” explains Markus Reckling, Managing Director of DHL Express Germany, referring to the need for this €70m investment project. “After modernising and expanding our service centre in Unterschleißheim for €13m last year already, the construction of our new gateway at the airport is the next step in the infrastructure plan with which we are clearly committing to our presence in the Munich region."