With this last investment, Brussels Airport meets the needs of three companies – Kuehne+Nagel, Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) and Expeditors – which are responsible for the transport, packaging and temporary storage of cargo. Brucargo West provides additional first-line freight handling infrastructure (WFS), increasing maximum cargo handling capacity. This enables the anchoring of Expeditors' and Kuehne+Nagel's air cargo activities in the region.
Kuehne+Nagel is also expanding its handling capacity for perishable goods at Brussels Airport, including the temperature-controlled storage and transport of flowers, vegetables and fruit. The new infrastructure is specifically adapted for the handling of pharmaceutical products, particularly vaccines – products that Brussels Airport specializes in. With more than 30,000 m² of cold storage space, it is one of the world's leading airports in this field. This cargo hub, alongside the construction of a new European distribution center in Tessenderlo (Flanders), earned Kuehne+Nagel the Foreign Investment of the Year Trophy 2021.
Expeditors is expanding its healthcare program in Europe and has chosen Brucargo as the pharmaceutical hub to connect its European network with the rest of the world. The new healthcare facility of Expeditors, combined with fully temperature-controlled, end-to-end logistics, is a differentiator in the market for the distribution of vaccines and highly sensitive pharmaceutical products. Expeditors' new facility already plays a key role in the transportation of COVID-19 vaccines and related medical products.