FRANKFURT, September 27, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Frankfurt Airport's (FRA) CargoCity South will be expanded by 27 hectares in the coming years. At the end of August, Frankfurt Airport's owner and manager Fraport AG issued a worldwide "Call for Expression of Interest" -- inviting the logistics industry to specify its locational and space requirements. This Expression of Interest (EOI) will expire on October 15.
"The unique CargoCity South success story is ongoing. Our invitation for an EOI has generated significant response," said Herbert Mai, Fraport executive board member responsible for real estate. "Airfreight traffic is booming once again. The market needs new individual and customized development sites and we wish to meet this demand," he stressed. The enormous interest which the project is receiving from the industry confirms Fraport is on the right track with its expansion plans and concept. "We have already received inquiries from about two dozen companies, mostly businesses that have resided at FRA for many years, as well as from new customers," explained Mai.
Project planning for approximately 30,000 square meters of hall space - about one third of the new development area - will be implemented in the first phase. The construction sites offer maximum variability in terms of size and shape, allowing freight halls from 3,000 to 25,000 square meters to be planned, explained Mai. The new CargoCity South expansion area is equivalent in size to about 35 football fields. It can accommodate logistics buildings with a total hall space of about 100,000 square meters, plus office and parking space. The first third of the expansion area will come on stream between 2013 and 2014.
More information about Fraport's Call for Expression of Interest at CargoCity South is available via: http://www.cargocity.frankfurt-airport.com
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