DHL Express presents its future mechanised hub at Paris-CDG

Par thierno - 23 September, 2020 - 09:49

The operation of DHL's new hub at Roissy Charles-de-Gaulle airport, on which work began in February, will begin in October. The capacity will be 38,000 parcels/hour, compared with 2,600 at present, and the site will have 61 unloading docks instead of 6.

In October 2021, DHL Express will start operating a new hub at Roissy Charles-de-Gaulle airport (95). Work began in February with the GSE group as general contractor (see NL no. 3095).

Representing the largest investment ever made by the express delivery company in the region (€170m), its new infrastructure will be located on a 91,000 sq. metre site, with a total operating area of 34,000 sq. metres (22,000 sq. metres on the ground and 12,000 sq. metres on the mezzanine floor).

38,000 parcels/hour

With seven X-ray scanners and an automated sorting line from Vanderlande, it will have a processing capacity of 38,000 parcels/hour, which is fifteen times that of its current installation (2,600 parcels/hour).

The sorting line alone represents an investment of €45 million. With its new site, which will be equipped with 61 loading/unloading docks, compared with 6 for the current infrastructure, the company intends to keep pace with the growth in express transport.

"We anticipate a 5% growth in our transport volume in 2020 and then an average growth of around 8% per year between 2021 and 2025," emphasises Philippe Prétat, CEO of DHL Express France. The express operator expects to handle more than 41 million parcels in France this year.

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