Monday, July 15, 2024
Preparatory earthworks for LEJ cargo hall begin

Preparatory earthworks for LEJ cargo hall begin

As Amazon is expanding its operations at Leipzig/Halle Airport, a cargo hall of around 20,000 sq m is to be built in the southern part of the airport site next to the existing World Cargo Centre. The aim is to use the new building to improve the operational processes. The preparatory earthworks are scheduled to start in the next few days. Construction work will commence once the official permits have been obtained and are planned to be concluded later this year. This expansion will create more than 200 new jobs in the Leipzig community.

Some 1.24 million tonnes of air cargo were recorded in 2019. This makes Leipzig/Halle Airport the second largest cargo airport in Germany and fifth in Europe.

Leipzig/Halle Airport has further vacant development space at its site measuring 1,400 hectares and in the surrounding area; this provides ideal conditions for companies operating in sectors closely related to logistics and air freight.

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James Graham

James Graham is an award-winning transport media journalist with a long background in the commercial freight sector, including commercial aviation and the aviation supply chain. He was the initial Air Cargo Week journalist and retuned later for a stint as editor. He continues his association as editor of the monthly supplements. He has reported for the newspaper from global locations as well as the UK.


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