Amazon is to open an 18,000 square metre distribution centre in the Port of Hamburg and will employ up to 220 people. Close co-operation between the Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) and Hamburg Invest (formerly HWF) had helped bring the international company to Hamburg, the senate announced Tuesday (November 7, 2017).
Strong link to location
Packages from Amazon’s European delivery network for Hamburg and regions south of the Elbe will be handled in Peutestrasse. “Our harbour development plans aim to bind loads closer to the location by raising the value-added intensity in the supply chain. As part of our port development plan, we said that could be achieved through industrial settlements and a higher real net output ratio of logistic services. Amazon’s plans to settle here are a good example,” said Frank Horch, Senator for Economics.
Potential for urban logistics
Goodman, a leading owner, developer and manager of logistic properties is setting up the huge logistics centre in the port. “The Peute region holds great potential for urban logistics in Hamburg,” said Christof Prange, Head of Goodman’s Business Development in Germany. He added: “Thanks to the direct link to the Elbe bridge, the location is predestined for the quickest-possible deliveries to consumers. The location is thus a sensible extension of our portfolio in Hamburg.”
Hamburg is one of the world’s most attractive and liveable cities. Every year, thousands of people move to the city and a growing population requires jobs. Hamburg goes to great efforts to remain attractive for companies, investments, expansions and companies that wish to move to the city.
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