Expanding from 20,000 sqm warehouse handling space up to 35,000 sqm is quite a step to take for a cargo handler at Hahn Airport.
This is what VG Cargo, a long standing handler at the Hunsrueck airport in the southwest of Germany has done.
The brand new 15,000 square meter state of the art facility is in operation and the official opening ceremony will take place on Friday, 19th of September.
Guest of honor at this opening will be Rhineland-Palatinate’s Minister President, Mrs Malu Dreyer, who has for the last year or so being openly championing the case for development at Hahn airport.
VG’s third terminal.
This will be the third cargo handling terminal that VG will operate in Hahn in their twelve years at the airport.
This, says Nikolai Dinges, MD and CEO of VG Cargo, “is by far the most modern of all three premises we operate from.”
The building borders directly onto the main airport handling apron and has 15,000 m² of warehouse space along with a further 1,500 m² of office space.
Total warehouse space on offer at the VG premises now totals 35,000 sqm along with 5,000 sqm office space.
VG state that they can offer a 365 day 24/7 all round operation run by over 150 staff in all of their warehouses.
The investment for the new facility is said to have been €17m.
Well worth it according to the management as this enables continued expansion of air freight activities at Hahn Airport.
An important new customer for VG Cargo is Air China Cargo which started three weekly operations through Hahn as of early September of this year.
VG Cargo gives in its own words a lot of importance to the fact that they offer present and future airline clients the highest quality standards, modern security technology and security standards as well as flexibility and fair pricing.
Nikolai Dinges sees this new development by his company as a firm commitment to Hahn’s cargo product.
The airport with its present annual turnover of 153,000 tons is statistically Germany’s fifth largest freight airport.
John Mc Donagh