UTi Germany Opens new European Cargo Hub at Rhine-Main

FRA welcomes the forwarding agent as first tenant of a newly built facility within the extension area of the airport’s Cargo City South.

UTi Germany GmbH has found a new home for its air freight business in Germany. It’s a three storey building offering 3,000 sqm of office space together with a warehouse with 6.400 sqm for the handling of cargo shipments.  The building is equipped with seven truck docks and a ramp for direct goods delivery. It comprises a two-story parking deck and additional parking space in front of the building for accommodating about 150 cars. According to the airport operator, the newly built facility located in the extension area of the large Rhine-Main Airport was constructed and finished according to plans and has meanwhile been handed over to the agent.

First client

The UTI utilized on-airport facility is the very first rented by a client within the enlarged area of Frankfurt’s Cargo City South. The extension became necessary as result of constraints within the airport’s existing southerly located zone for cargo throughput and due to steadily increasing tonnage. “This tailored facility at Europe’s most attractive air freight location provides the ideal conditions we need as a cargo agent to further develop our business,” comments Michael Hollstein, CEO of UTI Germany his company’s decision to settle there.

Christian Balletshofer / courtesy Fraport AG
Christian Balletshofer / courtesy Fraport AG

Tailored solutions
"UTi Germany is one of the world's leading air freight forwarders. The decision of the air freight specialist to establish its cargo hub at Rhine-Main underpins our top position as leading gateway for cargo throughput within Europe,” states Christian Balletshofer, Head of Real Estate and Marketing of Space at Fraport AG. He goes on to say: "This proves once more our ability to offer the market tailored and user-oriented real estate development projects for the benefit of all parties involved.”
The new on-airport cargo site comprises 27 hectares that will be developed according to market demand. Operator Fraport states that they are particularly interested in tenants who contribute to the sustainable development of the cargo development, generating additional growth for Frankfurt Airport in the future. As far as the future marketing of cargo handling space is concerned, Frankfurt’s management emphasizes that there are a range of sites still available for any potential customers, including even larger sites.

Heiner Siegmund

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