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DHL strengthens its presence at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport with a new Cargo facility developed by Goodman

Friday, 02 May 2014

DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist of Deutsche Post DHL, has significantly strengthened its activity at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport. Goodman, the project developer and investor, and Aéroports de Paris, the land developer, have signed a long-term pre-let agreement whereby Goodman will develop and invest in a 16,000 sqm warehouse and office building for DHL’s air cargo activity.

This project will enable DHL Global Forwarding to relocate, by the end of 2014, all its air transit activities at this future 16,000 sqm facility, located on the airport site and with a possibility of direct access to-runways and the aircraft holds.

“In order to manage the significant growth of our airfreight volumes, we decided to relocate on Paris CDG Airport in a new state-of-the art facility. Our new secured infrastructures will enable us to optimise our operational performance. By strengthening our presence on Paris CDG airport, we lay the foundation for further supporting our customers. We will take this significant opportunity to make specific investments dedicated to different industry sectors such as Luxury and Life Sciences. Our main objective is our customers’ satisfaction; however, we do not forget our staff whose working conditions will be improved in terms of safety and ergonomics”, says Jean-Claude Levi, President of DHL Global Forwarding France.

Goodman will deliver the property in two phases, with the 12,000 sqm warehouse to be handed over by the end of August 2014, while the 4,000 sqm of office space will be delivered by the end of 2014. The new 16,000 sqm airport logistics facility will enable DHL Global Forwarding to relocate all of its air transit activities to, providing them with a direct access to the runway.

Philippe Arfi, Goodman Director France, said: “Goodman has worked closely with Aéroports de Paris and DHL Global Forwarding to sign a long-term lease for this built-to-suit facility. Our ability to meet all of our customers’ requirements, including the specific demands necessitated by airport logistics, was definitively a key advantage for Goodman when working with the parties in this tripartite project. We are proud to support DHL Global Forwarding in the implementation and expansion of their business activities with Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport.”

Edouard Mathieu, Head of Real Estate Development for Aéroports de Paris said: “After DB- Schenker, Kuehne+Nagel and Bolloré Logistics, DHL Global Forwarding is establishing itself at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, demonstrating once again the attractiveness and operational efficiency of our airport. This new step in welcoming world leaders in freight to the Cargo area also strengthens the competitiveness of the airport and shows a strong desire on the part of Aéroports de Paris to support rapid changes and to meet its customers’ needs.”

With Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport and Paris-Orly Airport, Aéroports de Paris is the European leader and seventh in the world in air freight transport (including mail). Close to 2.3 million tonnes of air freight goods and mail were processed in 2012, including 2.2 million at Paris- Charles de Gaulle Airport.

Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport boasts 600,000 sqm of buildings and 80 aircraft stands specifically dedicated to freight, and is an essential base that plays host to all leading international players and houses the European hubs of FedEx and La Poste. The freight industry at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport generates over 15,000 direct jobs and 40,000 indirect jobs.

Key Figures

  • Surface area: two  buildings with a  total surface area of  16,000 sqm  (12,000 sqm warehouse and 4,000 sqm office)
  • Land developer: Aéroports de Paris
  • Developer/ Investor: Goodman
  • End user: DHL Global Forwarding
  • Expected completion date: August 2014 (Warehouse) Q4 2014 (Office)

For further information please contact:
Nicolas Jehly
T +33 (0) 1 47 03 68 13 | M+33 (0) 6 85 34 45 94
nicolas.jehly@fticonsulting.com


About DHL

DHL – The Logistics company for the world

DHL is the global market leader in the logistics industry and “The Logistics company for the world”. DHL commits its expertise in international express, air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation, contract logistics and international mail services to its customers. A global network composed of more than 220 countries and territories and about 285,000 employees worldwide offers customers superior service quality and local knowledge to satisfy their supply chain requirements. DHL accepts its social responsibility by supporting environmental protection, disaster management and education.

DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL. The Group generated revenue of more than 55 billion euros in 2013.

For more information:  www.dhl.fr 

About Aéroports de Paris

Aéroports de Paris builds, develops and manages airports, including Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Paris-Orly and Paris-Le Bourget. In 2013, Aéroports de Paris handled more than 90 million passengers and 2.2 million tonnes of freight and mail at Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly, and 43 million passengers in airports abroad.
Boasting an exceptional geographic location and a major catchment area, the Group is pursuing its strategy of adapting and modernising its terminal facilities and upgrading quality of services; the Group also intends to develop its retail and real estate businesses. In 2013, Group revenue stood at €2,754 million and net income at €305 million.
For more information:  www.aeroportsdeparis.fr

About Goodman

Goodman is an integrated property group that owns, develops and manages logistics and business space across Continental Europe, the United Kingdom, the Asia-Pacific region, North America and Brazil. The Group invests in industrial estates and warehouse and distribution centres.

Goodman also offers a range of listed and unlisted property funds, including its flagship European fund Goodman European Logistics Fund (GELF), giving investors access to a range of specialist services and property assets, and is working continually to build value in industrial property and fund management, with innovative new developments, and business and investment offerings.

With total assets under management of €17 billion and over 400 properties under management, Goodman is the largest industrial listed property group on the Australian Stock Exchange, and one of the largest listed specialist fund managers globally. Its market insight and dedicated local teams create sound investment opportunities and develop properties and environments that meet each client’s individual requirements.

With more than 1,000 staff and 36 offices in 18 countries, Goodman has the global reach to meet customers’ needs as their businesses expand or evolve. In Europe, Goodman has offices in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia and the UK.

For more information please visit:  www.goodman.com/fr