DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist of Deutsche Post DHL, has significantly strengthened its activity at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport.
Aéroports de Paris, land developer and Goodman, the project developer and investor, have signed a long-term pre-let agreement whereby Goodman will develop and invest in a 16,000 sqm warehouse and office building for DHL’s air cargo activity.
Citing the “significant” growth of DHL’s airfreight volumes, Jean-Claude Levi, president of DHL Global Forwarding France said the “new secured infrastructures will enable us to optimise our operational performance, thus even better meet our customers’ demands. We also will take this opportunity to make specific investments dedicated to different industry sectors such as Luxury and Life Science.”
Goodman will deliver the property in two phases, with the 12,000 sqm warehouse to be handed over by the end of August 2014, while the 4,000 sqm office space will be delivered by the end of 2014. The new 16,000 sqm airport logistics facility will enable DHL Global Forwarding to relocate all of its air transit activities to the facility, providing them with direct access to the runways.
Edouard Mathieu, head of real estate development for Aéroports de Paris said: “After DB-Schenker, Kuehne+Nagel and Bolloré Logistics, DHL Global Forwarding is getting established at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, demonstrating once again the attractiveness and operational efficiency of our airport. This new step in welcoming world leaders in freight to the Cargo area also strengthens the competitiveness of the airport and shows a strong desire on the part of Aéroports de Paris to support rapid changes and to meet its customers’ needs.”