New logistics hub in Zwevegem
DB Schenker opens a new logistics hub to handle Pan-European goods in Zwevegem
(Antwerp/Zwevegem, August 12, 2013)
Schenker nv, one of Belgium’s leading integrated logistics providers, will open a state-of-the-art logistics center in Zwevegem on August 19, 2013. “Boasting more than 5,000 square meters of operational logistics space and 2,900 square meters of office space, the new hub, located in the De Blokken industrial park, will provide optimum conditions for future growth,” explains Ulrich Pütz, Managing Director at Schenker nv. “As a result, we will offer our customers in Henegouwen (postcodes 7), Western (postcodes 8) and Eastern Flanders (postcodes 9) even more expeditious access to the markets throughout Europe.”
Between August 16 and 18, 2013, one year after construction work began, all 120 DB Schenker employees currently working in Waregem will relocate to the new cross dock terminal in Zwevegem. The distance between the new facility and the prior two locations in Waregem is just ten kilometers. The new venue has optimum connections to both, domestic and international transportation infrastructure. On about 36,000 square meters of space, the DB Schenker logistics experts have invested more than 13 million Euro and have equipped the ultra-modern cross-dock terminal with the latest environmentally friendly and state-of-the-art energy technology, such as solar panels, light sensors and water recycling options. More than 70 unloading and loading docks will be available. They can be used by a vast range of different vehicles – delivery vans, standard trucks and jumbos.
“We will offer our clients the entire logistical scope, covering everything from domestic to international overland transportation to air and ocean freight to intermodal logistics concepts,” comments Pascal Duhamel, Branch Manager at Schenker nv in Zwevegem. “Our 40 daily scheduled routes will connect the Flanders region with all European destinations quickly and dependably.” The new logistics center has its own air freight division, where shippers can quickly and easily register their air freight consignments electronically. A dedicated outbound shuttle service connects the new logistics center in Flanders directly with the airport in Brussels. The shuttle also picks up inbound air freight shipments for the Flanders region destined for Zwevegem, where they are available for prompt and timely local distribution early the very next morning.
Based in Antwerp, Schenker nv is one of the Belgian market’s leading logistics service providers and employs 680 staff at eight branches: Antwerp, Brussels, Eupen, Mechelen, Zwevegem, Willebroek, Zaventem and Zeebrugge. DB Schenker Logistics supports industry and trade in the global exchange of goods combining land transport, air and ocean freight, contract logistics and supply chain management.
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