DHL Express has signed an agreement to construct a logistics hub at Milan Malpensa airport in Italy.
The project is estimated to cost €90m ($100m). The new hub will be located within the new Cargo City DHL Express facility, and will serve as the operator’s main gateway into the country for international goods.
The 151,000 sq ft facility will comprise an advanced sorting system to facilitate handling of goods, tripling its existing capacity.
Work on the project is expected to commence in the end of 2016, with completion anticipated in the second quarter of 2018.
Milan Malpensa manages 60% of goods traffic in Italy. The airport is the sixth largest cargo airport in Europe, after Frankfurt, Paris, Amsterdam, London and Luxembourg.