KWE Benelux Set to Open New Cargo Terminal at Schiphol

Published: Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Kintetsu World Express (KWE) Benelux is planning to open a new air cargo terminal near Schiphol Airport as it looks to expand its handling capability.

The new facility will measure 18,270 sq m, with 9,175 sq m of warehousing and 735 sq m of office space. It is due to open in December of this year.

“By initiating cargo handling at our own terminal, we aim to expand our air import/export business, enhance our presence in Europe, and increase the volume of cargo handled between Europe, Asia and the Americas,” the forwarder said.

Currently, KWE operates two facilities on the Westpoort industrial estate – warehouse 1 (10,811㎡) and warehouse 2 (4,423㎡), which are located approximately 10km from Schiphol Airport.

The logistics operations in Warehouse 2 will be merged into Building 1 and the new air cargo terminal following its opening.

“The new terminal is strategically positioned in Schiphol Airport’s cargo area, close to airline cargo facilities,” KWE Benelux said.

“It will begin in-house Unit Load Device (ULD) build-up and breakdown of air consolidation cargo to accommodate a wide range of goods.

“Additionally, the terminal will feature a GDP-certified temperature control facility for medical supplies and pharmaceuticals that require advanced temperature control. It will also hold TAPA certification to ensure the security of customers’ cargo.”

KWE said the new facility will designed with sustainability in mind, with features such as solar panels on the roof, and will be BREEAM certified.