New air cargo facility for BBI

Presentation at the European logistics trade fair “transport logistic” in Munich from 12–15 May
Berlin Airports will present its plans to build a cargo building with a starting capacity of 60,000 tons at the international trade fair for logistics “transport logistic” 2009 from 12–15 May. The building represents the first module of a cargo centre for cargo carried by passenger aircraft at the new Capital Airport BBI. The advantages of such a facility, which can be expanded in modules, are direct access to aprons and close proximity to passenger aircraft, enabling cargo for long-haul destinations to be reloaded in no time at all.

A Europe-wide call for tenders will be held for the construction of the building. The pre-qualification phase of the two-stage tendering competition will start in spring 2009 and be announced in the Official Journal of the European Union. Contracts are expected to be awarded in early 2010 on the basis of the granting of hereditary building rights with a building obligation.

Thanks to an increasing number of intercontinental flights, Berlin offers a conceivable alternative for cutting pre- and post-carriage costs for air cargo to North and East Germany, as well as to West Poland and Scandinavia.

Competitive all-inclusive prices are already available for cargo charters of all sizes from Berlin-Schoenefeld Airport, 24 hours a day.

Berlin Airports can be found at the “transport logistic” 2009 on the joint stand of the capital region Berlin/Brandenburg in Hall B5, Stand 319/420.

Spokesman Lars Wagner

Lars Wagner Head of the Press Office / Spokesman
Berlin Brandenburg Airport

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