KWE to operate a new CFS in the Netherlands by end 2024

The Benelux subsidiary of Kintetsu World Express (KWE) is looking forward to operating a new Container Freight Station (CFS) by the end of this year. Construction on the new air cargo terminal will start soon, adding to the two existing warehouses on the Westpoort industrial estate, just 10 km distant from Schiphol Airport: Warehouse 1 measures 10,811 m², while Warehouse 2 brings another 4,423 m² capacity. The latter will be merged into Warehouse 1 and the new CFS, in the course of the expansion. Greater capacity and more streamlined operations are the aim of the project. Services will include in-house Unit Load Device (ULD) build-up and breakdown of air consolidation cargo for various commodities, including medical goods and pharmaceuticals. Hence, it will contain a GDP-certified temperature control facility, and is applying for TAPA certification to prove that shipments will be secure.

Artist’s impression of planned new warehouse in Amsterdam. Image: WDP

As with many new builds these days, sustainability and energy efficiency play an important role. The press release explains that the facility will be equipped with solar panels, and feature construction using wood and XCarb™ steel – this is recycled and renewable low-carbon emission steel produced by ArcelorMittal. Once complete, it can look forward to receiving BREEAM® certification -Excellent.

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 release explains.

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