DB Schenker Logistics is investing in a new, ultra-modern logistics terminal at the airport in Klagenfurt, Austria. The aim is to use the new terminal to further expand the position in European land transport on the regional Carinthia market and also in the long term to secure its leading position in air and ocean freight.

The new location of Schenker & Co AG will be ideally equipped to achieve this aim. With an investment volume of around 10 million euros, a modern freight forwarding facility is being erected on a total area of 30,500 square meters that will consist of a 2,500 square meter transshipment hall, a logistics warehouse covering an area of 1,800 square meters and a 1,200 square meter office building designed to accommodate 130 employees. The terminal will be located directly at Klagenfurt airport and will have its own rail siding. This means that in Klagenfurt DB Schenker will now be in a position to seamlessly integrate rail as a environmentally friendly transportation alternative into its customers’ supply chain concepts.

The new terminal has become necessary as a result of the significant increases in volume in the course of the last few years. The facility is scheduled to go into operation as early as spring 2011.