New Cargo Center at the airport: Letter of intent signed

Press release no. 12/2021

Airport Managing Director Dr Michael Hupe and Managing Director of CHI NUE Cargo Handling GmbH Soheyl Rahmani signed the letter of intent.

The cargo business at Nuremberg Airport is developing largely unaffected by the pandemic. In some segments, even growth has been recorded, making a third cargo center for various freight forwarders and their service providers necessary. A letter of intent has now been signed by Dr. Michael Hupe, Managing Director of Nuremberg Airport, and Soheyl Rahmani, Managing Director of CHI NUE Cargo Handling GmbH, future key tenant in the planned Cargo Center 3.

With the commissioning of the Cargo Center Nuremberg (CCN) in 1987, Nuremberg Airport has increasingly been established as a logistics location. Cargo Center 2 followed in 2003, doubling the logistics and office space. Annually, more than 8,000 tons of air cargo are on average transported via Nuremberg Airport. In addition, several thousand cargo tons are handled in the two cargo centers and transported by truck. During the pandemic, various special transports have been added, such as of protective masks or rapid tests. The current positive market development in the logistics sector has led to requests for expansion of logistics space at the airport.

The cargo area can be expanded by removing the no longer in use catering building of the former Lufthansa subsidiary LSG Sky Chefs. The new CCN3 adds around 3,600 m² of warehouse space and around 1,900 m² of office space. The current total warehouse space (CCN1 and CCN2) is 14,400 m² and the total office space is 6,550 m². The new cargo center is scheduled for completion by the end of 2023.

As of 1 July 2021, CHI NUE Cargo Handling GmbH is a user of the planned new warehouse and parts of the office space. The additional office space is also required by freight forwarders operating at the site.

CHI is a family-run CHI Group company and handling partner of well-known logistics service providers for airfreight goods throughout Germany. The range of services offered by CHI NUE Cargo Handling GmbH among others includes the comissioning and provision of air cargo, cargo security in accordance with the Aviation Security Act, as well as Europe-wide pre- and on-carriage transports, scheduled transports to and from Frankfurt, Munich, Leipzig and Liège.

"In CHI NUE Cargo Handling GmbH, we have found a strong partner with whom we want to tackle the project. In August, we will go to market with the building tender," says Managing Director of Nuremberg Airport Dr Michael Hupe.

Managing Director of CHI NUE, Soheyl Rahmani, says: "The Cargo Center Nuremberg 3 creates ideal conditions for further growth of the CHI Group in southern Germany. Additional logistics space at Nuremberg Airport directly will be made available to freight forwarders and thus also to the industry in the region. Especially in the wake of the global COVID-19 pandemic, it became clear how important Nuremberg Airport is for the region."

CHI NUE is a family-run CHI Group company headquartered at Frankfurt Airport. CHI has been operating successfully in the market for more than 25 years; its customer base includes more than 65 well-known and internationally active freight forwarders. CHI NUE already manages a storage area of several thousand square meters at Nuremberg Airport. In addition, a station is operated at Munich Airport.