DHL Express invests in new hub in Denmark
DHL Express will build a new logistics hub in Denmark, that will arise at Copenhagen Airport. If the hub becomes operational, which is planned to happen in 2023, the logistics services provider will be able to handle nearly 37,000 packages per hour, 24 hours a day.
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In the accompanied press release [pdf], DHL Express talks about a state-of-the-art hub and the largest investment it ever made in Denmark or any of the other Nordic countries. The hub is said to significantly improve the speed and quality of DHL Express’ activities in Northern Europe.
Strong growth in cross-border ecommerce
Usually, packages to and from Denmark travel via DHL’s hubs in Germany (Leipzig) or the United Kingdom (East Midlands). But once the new hub at Copenhagen Airport opens, planes can reach their destinations more directly and without any extra stops along the way, the company explains.
According to Atli Einarsson, Managing Director of DHL Express in Denmark, the company is expecting strong growth in their cross-border online trade. “We are also preparing for our customers’ growth, including manufacturing companies within the pharmaceutical and fashion industries.”
Growing volume of parcels to and from China
Thomas Woldbye, cEO of Copenhagen Airport, is also very happy with the news. He says air freight is very important for the airport to stay an important hub for Northern Europe. “We can see growing demand for high-quality air freight facilities to handle the increasing volume of freight to and from places like China. It also meets the needs of consumers, who do more and more of their shopping online. This really is great news for Denmark and the region.”