19/11/2012

EuroAirport to build new Cargo Terminal

EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg is to provide the region’s exporters with a new modern Cargo Terminal building. The new building allows both efficient logistics operations and the handling of temperature-sensitive goods. The new terminal will also comply with low-energy construction standards. It will cover an area of 21,000 m2 in the south-east of the airport site. With its investment of more than 40 million euro, EuroAirport is supporting a key business sector while simultaneously strengthening the site logistics for the regional export community.


One important improvement in comparison with the existing facilities will be continuous temperature control between 15 and 25°C throughout the terminal. The new facilities are therefore perfectly suited to handling pharmaceutical products. In addition to efficient delivery and handling processes, an uninterrupted cold chain is an absolute prerequisite for cooperation with a cargo airport. The new EuroAirport Cargo Terminal will best satisfy all these requirements.

Easy accessibility, advanced infrastructure
The new Cargo Terminal is located in the immediate vicinity of the motorways A35 in France, the A2 and A3 in Switzerland and the A5 in Germany. Covering an area of 21,000 m2, the new facility is divided into seven modules. Each module has a surface area of 3,000 m2 without supporting pillars and features nine truck locks. The construction of 6,000 m2 of office space on two floors and adequate lorry and car parking is also planned. The project also includes two parking bays for freight aircraft.

As is the situation today, the facility will have both a Swiss and French sector.

Awarding of the construction contracts will be completed by the end of 2012. With construction work planned to take 18 months, the new Cargo Terminal is scheduled to go into service in the second half of 2014. The first tenants at the facility include Swissport, Cargologic, DHL Logistics, Planzer and Air Cargo