Kuehne + Nagel BeLux
Foundation laid for Kuehne + Nagel BeLux’ new state-of-the-art airfreight hub at BruCargo, Belgium
Kuehne + Nagel BeLux’ Managing Director Tobias Jerschke shook hands with Arnaud Feist, the CEO of Brussels Airport Company, and Marc Grootjans, mayor of Machelen (north of Brussels), as the symbolic first stone of the new state-of-the-art logistics building was laid.
The currently rather bleak foundations will be transformed into the flagship state-of-the-art airfreight hub of BruCargo West, which is expected to be finalised in the course of 2020. While the total building will comprise 50,000 m² upon completion, Kuehne + Nagel has signed a contract for 15,546 m² of warehouse space and 1,556 m² of office space to house Kuehne + Nagel Belgium’s main airfreight operations.
“With this important investment, Kuehne + Nagel confirms its choice for BruCargo and Brussels Airport as a key strategic location for its airfreight activities”, declares Kuehne + Nagel Belgium’s Airfreight Manager Lennert Bosman, adding that “the new facility will handle a diversity of commodities, with a strong focus on pharma & healthcare shipments thanks to 6,500 m² of temperature-controlled area in full compliance with GDP standards and KN PharmaChain certified.”
In addition to a modern office and warehouse environment, the TAPA-compliant building will have direct access to the tarmac and will be equipped with an ULD build-up and receiving capabilities.