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DHL breaks ground on Hanover hub

[ June 29, 2018   //   ]

DHL Freight broke ground on its new Hanover hub at Langenhagen, Germany on 29 June. The 63,000sq m site, which not only will handle freight for DHL Freight’s Europe-wide network, but also will test innovative technologies and solutions. Commissioning is planned for mid-2019.

DHL Freight chief operating officer Thomas Vogel, said: “The new freight hub is an important investment in our existing European network and reflects our FREIGHT 2020 corporate strategy.”

The transhipment terminal, of over 8,300sq me with over 80 loading bays will organize and consolidate freight for the Euroconnect Europe-wide groupage service and the Eurapid premium day-definite groupage service. It will also play an important role for DHL Freight’s Euronet full truck load (FTL) service.

Existing locations at Stelingerstrasse and Büttnerstrasse in Hanover will be consolidated into the new branch and will at the same time significantly increase the capacities of the existing network.

DHL Freight will test new solutions and technologies at the site in order to further optimize. For example, DHL Freight is planning a control center at the new location, in which all information on shipments as well as live information from operations will be centrally recorded.