Thursday, August 5, 2010

New Multimodal Terminal For DB Schenker Logistics

Airport at Klagenfurt Will Host Latest Expansion
Shipping News Feature

AUSTRIA – Just a month after announcing the relocation of their management to Frankfurt am Main DB Schenker Logistics have announced they are to develop a new, ultra-modern logistics terminal at the airport in Klagenfurt, Austria. The aim is to use the new terminal to further expand the position in European land transport on the regional Carinthian market and also in the long term to reinforce its position in air and ocean freight.

The new location for Schenker & Co AG will cost the group around 10 million Euros and will consist of a modern freight forwarding facility erected on a total area of 30,500 square meters that will consist of a 2,500 square meter transshipment hall, a logistics warehouse covering an area of 1,800 square meters and a 1,200 square meter office building designed to accommodate 130 employees. The terminal will be located directly at Klagenfurt airport and will have its own rail siding.

The rail connection is of vital importance at a time when European transport is reassessing the need to seamlessly integrate rail as a environmentally friendly transportation alternative to customers current supply chain concepts.

DB Schenker say that this new terminal has become necessary as a result of the significant increases in cargo volumes in the course of the last few years and the facility is scheduled to go into operation as early as spring 2011.