DHL Express Opens New International Hub at Milan’s Malpensa Airport
DHL has opened a new €110 million state-of-the art international hub at Milan’s Malpensa Airport. The facility has sorting and scanning systems with 12 times the previous operational capacity and the hub operates more than 30 daily flights, handling over 38,000 pieces/hr.
On Thursday (March 11, 20210) DHL Express announced the opening of their new €110 million state-of-the-art international hub at Milan’s Malpensa Airport. The new facility has sorting and scanning systems that offer 12 times the previous operational capacity, handles more than 30 flights per day and processes over 38,000 pieces daily. DHL’s new logistics hub is strategically located at the cargo gateway to Southern Europe and employs 900, increasing by up to 10 percent during peak periods. Malpensa is the company’s fourth biggest European hub after Leipzig, East Midlands (UK) and Brussels. The new dual facility integrates DHL Express processes under one roof with air service and a Service Center for ‘last-mile’ pickup and delivery service.
In Thursday’s announcement, DHL Express Europe’s CEO, Alberto Nobis, said,
“The pandemic has not only changed our current lives, but also changed our future. Globalization and digitalization play a crucial role in the economic recovery from Covid-19. They enable E-commerce and cross-border trade, which nurtures an increasing demand on express services. With our new logistics hub in Italy, we can react to this increase in demand by further connecting markets internationally.”
Also commenting on the opening of the new hub, DHL Express Italy’s CEO, Nazzarena Franco, added,
“The Malpensa Hub is the flagship of our strengthening strategy in Italy, in which we have an ambitious investment plan of over 350 million euros with the aim of being the partner of companies that produce and export Italian excellence in the world. Despite the pandemic our business has never stopped, and we have always tried to meet the needs of companies by supporting their efforts particularly in foreign markets. Lombardy represents one third of the country's exports thanks to a dynamic entrepreneurial system and highly innovative supply chains such as IT, textiles, fashion, aeronautics, automotive and with the new hub we want to contribute to the growth of Italian exports.”
DHL Express’ newest hub can move express shipments to and from Italy through the country’s national airports including Ancona, Pisa and Naples and onward to and from Europe via Leipzig, Brussels, Paris, Barcelona, Vitoria, London, East Midlands, Cologne, Zagreb, Athens, Budapest and Thessaloniki. Long-haul shipments outside of Europe are transported via Bahrain, Seoul and Cincinnati, Ohio (US). All industries verticals, from manufacturing to luxury goods and e-commerce to automotive, chemicals and aeronautics are managed from the new hub. In recent months, DHL Express Italy has also been managing the delivery of COVID-19 vaccines for distribution to the regional and national health system from Malpensa.
Source: DHL Express