TNT Express to invest in Liege Euro Hub
TNT Express has announced its intention to expand and enhance the efficiency and productivity of its flagship hub in Liege, Belgium, ‘Euro Hub’.
April 1, 2014
TNT Express has announced its intention to expand and enhance the efficiency and productivity of its flagship hub in Liege, Belgium, ‘Euro Hub’. The investment, specified only as tens of millions of euros, is subject to consultation with works councils, will increase the hub’s sorting capacity by 50 per cent and improve health and safety for the 1,500 employees. Work is expected to begin later this year and finish in 2016.
The modernisation of the 75,000 sqm facilities will include installation of an automated handling system for smaller parcels and documents, as well as the centralisation of cargo screening activities in one facility. TNT Express will invest in additional x-ray machines to scan the growing number of shipments arriving by road.
For customers, the investment will mean shorter handling times for export goods and urgent deliveries, as well as better handling of fragile items. The expected operational benefits for TNT Express include the elimination of bottlenecks, the possibility to accommodate an increase in volumes and a reduced cost per unit.