DHL has opened its new international logistics hub at Malpensa Airport near Milano, Southern Italy.
The hub is capable of operating more than 30 flights a day and almost 38,000 pieces per hour through its sorting and scanning systems
Malpensa is DHL’s fourth biggest hub in Europe, following Leipzig, Brussels, and the East Midlands in the UK.
The company invested €110 million into the project, which Nazzarena Franco, CEO of DHL Express Italy, described as the “flagship” of a larger investment plan costing €350 million.
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The hub will serve nationally and internationally, moving express shipments throughout Italy and its national airports of Ancona, Pisa and Naples, as well as throughout Europe. It will also serve shipments to Bahrain, Seoul and the USA.
The hub covers all of DHL’s “verticals”, that is, specific commercial niches that service a range of different client types, including e-commerce, manufacturing, automotive, chemical, aeronautics and luxury.
Alberto Norris, CEO of DHL Express Europe, stressed the importance of the hub in the context of a world reshaped by COVID-19.
“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 enabled 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.”
Source: Deutsche Post DHL Group