DB Schenker constructs new cross-docking terminal in Germany

2021/10/06 at 8:36 AM

A new multifunctional cross-docking terminal will be launched in Herbrechtingen, the German state of Baden-Württemberg, in May 2022. It will be operated by DB Schenker for the further development of both domestic and international road haulage services. The new facility will be constructed in a partnership with Panattoni, the dedicated developing company focused on logistics property.

With the laying of the foundation stone, DB Schenker and Panattoni have marked the official start of the construction of the new multifunctional cross-docking terminal in Baden-Württemberg. The ceremony took place on Tuesday, 5 October, in Herbrechtingen, northeast of Ulm. Starting from May 2022, when the facility will be put into service, DB Schenker will increase its capacities for cross-docking operations in Baden-Württemberg. Furthermore, the logistics provider will relocate its office from Ulm to Herbrechtingen.

Illustrative photo. DB Schenker terminal in Germany, source: DB Schenker

Strategic location

The new terminal will be placed in the industrial park in close proximity to the A7 federal motorway, an important north-south route in Germany, and in the immediate vicinity of the A8 motorway in the Stuttgart-Munich connection. “The new land transport terminal enables us to grow further and is of great strategic importance for DB Schenker due to the good transport connections. With the newly available capacities of a modern, sustainable cross-dock, we are increasing productivity and thus performance for our customers,” explained Ralf Többe, head of land transport at DB Schenker in the Germany / Switzerland cluster.

Terminal’s features

DB Schenker will build the new cross-docking facility on a property area of 40,000 square metres. The project includes a transhipment hall and a separate administration building. Moreover, the terminal in Herbrechtingen will have around 7,000 square metres of logistics space, 2,000 square metres of office and social space, around 300 square metres of storage mezzanine and around 15,200 square metres of paved outdoor space. There will be also created the parking areas for 70 cars, 71 trucks and 40 semi-trailers. 74 ramps including a dock leveller for trucks with an extraordinarily large loading volume will be available for transhipment freight. The structural design of the logistics terminal will allow DB Schenker to highly optimise loading and unloading processes that guarantee particularly fast handling of goods.

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