Brussels Airport Announces 100 Million Euro Logistics Investment
Belgian based Brussels Airport Company recently unveiled plans to invest 100 million Euro in several states-of-the-art logistics facilities. This new move will further enhance the integral position of the Belgian Airport as the second key logistics cluster in Belgium.
CEO of Brussels Airport Company, Arnaud Feist said, “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,” he further added, “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.”
From 2009 to 2013 three large buildings for Air Cargo have been built and developed along with other auxiliary buildings. As of today, several major companies including Abbot, Bpost and DHL Global Forwarding use these buildings along with a number specialized logistics companies.
In 2017 DHL Express opened a 31,500 m2 sorting center located at Brussels Airport, the facility was replete with state of the art technology. In the next three years, further investment will be made with the Brussels Airport building a 50,000 m2 facility located on the west side of BruCargo and will have direct apron connection for four other companies.
Brussels Airport Head of Cargo and Logistics, Steven Polmans said, “It is our ambition to remain an import cargo hub in future and strengthen the position of BRUcargo as an efficient and important logistical platform”, he concluded with “In recent years we have proven our commitment to cargo and we reconfirmed this in our Strategic Vision 2040 launched last year. This investment is another step in realizing this ambition together with all our stakeholders and customers.”