The subsidiary DHL Express is to expand its terminal in
operation at Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport, representing an investment budgeted
at €25 million.
“The expansion of the Porto airport terminal is, without a
doubt, a big bet for DHL Express Portugal. At a time when it is essential to
support Portuguese companies in their export and internationalisation
processes, we reinforce our installed capacity in one of the main outlets for
their products around the world”, highlights the company’s general director,
José António Reis, and reported by ECO.
The German company will triple the area of the building to
10,983 square metres, being able to more than double imports to 6,000 pieces
per hour and quadruple exports to 5,000 articles per hour. The building will be
covered with solar panels and there will be “maximisation of the use of natural
lighting and natural ventilation systems”. The unit currently has more than 200
DHL Express Portugal also plans to move forward with the
construction of the express cargo terminal at Humberto Delgado airport, in an
investment of more than 50 million euros.