DB Schenger continues to develop the European transport network. The company recently announced an investment of 10 10 million in a new logistics center in Shannon, Ireland, which demonstrates a strong and sustained commitment to the development of the western region of the country.
The formal start of construction took place in December 2020, marking the beginning of the work formal ceremony, the completion of which is scheduled for the first quarter of 2022, DB Schenker expects the building to begin operations. “This action demonstrates our commitment to Ireland and reflects the strong growth that the Company has achieved in recent years.Ray Hennessy, CEO of DB Schenker in the UK and Ireland, explained. “Shannon has been a high performance platform for us for a long time. We have great confidence in the Midwest region, and the additional capabilities that the new terminal will bring will allow us to expand our customer base and provide additional employment opportunities in this area. We expect the building to be completed and operational within 12 months”.
The new logistics center will be located near Shannon Airport (SNN) and will provide direct access to the local road network and faster access to Ireland’s Western Corridor. Terminal DB Schenger offers customers a wide range of services, including air, sea, land transport, logistic cargo solutions and other value-added products.
The surface area of the new building is 4,831 square meters, including 12.5 meters high and 3,716 square meters of warehouses. The center will have TAPA certification, full coverage of CCTV video surveillance, access control, remote monitoring and other security measures.
Once completed, the installation will comply with ISO 9001, ISO 1400 (environmental protection) and ISO 45001 (health and safety) quality certifications. Thanks to a heating system based on a combination of solar thermal installation and energy efficient heat pumps, the warehouse is air conditioned and maintains a controlled temperature in the range of 15ºC to 25ºC. All lighting systems will be equipped with LEDs and charging stations for electric vehicles. In addition, the building will be arranged in such a way that such truck stations can be installed in the future.
Expansion in neighboring England
DB Schenger is also expanding its existing terminal at Centurion Park in Tamworth, West Midlands. The company is investing 3.5 3.5 million in expanding the center to 14,214 square meters with the aim of creating 100 new jobs.