Construction of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol’s largest cargo building begins
Building has started at a new logistics centre, dnata Cargo City Amsterdam, at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, boosting cargo handling capacity by 850,000 tonnes a year.
Schiphol boosts cargo capabilities
Construction has begun at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol of an advanced logistics building capable of handling 850,000 tonnes of cargo a year.
Developed by Schiphol Commercial Real Estate for its tenant dnata, the building will consist of approximately 61,000m2 of commercial space, including 6,700m2 of internal office space.
The centre will be fitted with advanced, automated equipment by dnata and is expected to be ready for use in the summer of 2024.
In line with Schiphol’s sustainability goals, the building aims to qualify for the BREEAM Excellent certification for sustainability and its eco-friendly design; at least 50% of the building will consist of recycled materials, with one wing of the warehouse built almost entirely of wood. The roof will be equipped with solar panels and the building connected to a heat and cold storage system.
dnata is investing €200m in the centre. The international company provides passenger, ground handling and cargo services to 29 airlines at Schiphol.
Logistics in the Amsterdam Area
As Europe's third-largest cargo airport, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is built to handle all types of cargo safely and efficiently, from pharmaceuticals at its specialised pharma zone, to aircraft parts. Schiphol also recently announced the opening of a new cargo terminal by Swissport, which increases the company's freight handling to 35,000 square metres.
The Amsterdam Area's strategic location and robust physical and digital connectivity provides rapid access for logistics companies to major European cities and 500 million potential customers across the continent. Innovation makes this industry special, with tech and data increasingly optimising supply chains and improving sustainability.