Freight: Kuehne+Nagel inaugurates a new hub at Paris-Charles de Gaulle

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Kuehne+Nagelworld leader transport and logisticsinaugurates its new hublocated in the heart of the Cargo City at Paris-CDG airport.

On a plot developed by the ADP Group (Aéroports de Paris), this site completely dedicated to the activities of Kuehne+Nagel will have the capacity to process 300 air pallets per week, which will make it possible to execute customer shipments more quickly both at import and export.

On December 1, 2022, Kuehne+Nagel, Groupe ADP and prime contractor GSE laid the first stone and the first tree of this 12,900 m² air freight hub (complete with a 2,300 m² canopy), and less than a year later, commercial operations are about to begin.

This hub at the cutting edge of new technologies will allow Kuehne+Nagel to continue and strengthen its development in commercial pharmacy distribution activities, at controlled temperatures of 2-8°C, 15-25°C, -20 to -80°C, up to temperatures below -150°C as well as covering the needs in research and development and personalized medicine with its subsidiary QuickSTAT, expert in tailor-made and cutting-edge logistics solutions, from the preclinical phase to the marketing of new treatments. An area of ​​4,500 m² is reserved for temperature-controlled areas, guaranteeing an optimal environment for the storage and transport of sensitive pharmaceutical products and thus ensuring their integrity.

The site complies with good distribution practices for pharmaceutical products and is also CEIV certified (IATA certification for transport and handling services for pharmaceutical industry products). QuickSTAT also has a dedicated space of nearly 1000 m² for the packaging of qualified packaging as part of clinical trial logistics. An area reserved for “ general cargo » makes it possible to respond to specific customer demands in the areas of luxury, high-tech, aeronautics, industry and automobiles and to increase market shares in these areas.

In addition, the building has all the equipment and services to comply with the highest standards of goods safety: X-ray scanners, odorology by canine brigades. Kuehne+Nagel will be TAPA-FSR-A certified, which ensures the highest safety standards for operations.

The new hub is BREEAM Excellent certified, attesting to its energy performance and reduced carbon footprint. This label demonstrates the rigor of the environmental commitments of Kuehne+Nagel, Groupe ADP and GSE towards sustainable construction practices.

Beyond the label, the warehouse is equipped with 1,332 photovoltaic solar panels on the roof, saving around 26.4 tonnes of CO2 per year. It also benefits from a vegetated treatment on an area representing 30% of its land area; this landscaped component has been worked on in order to respect the new orientations of Groupe ADP relating to ecological and landscape quality. Thus, part of the spaces have been made infiltrative: southern basins, different areas of the light vehicle parking lot.

Finally, the site was designed using innovative processes and tools. Its design and the construction site were managed using a 3D digital model from BIM (Building Information Modeling): a first for the airport manager in the case of a freight station site. On site, 260 employees will work within this new infrastructure.

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