Lödige develops automated cargo terminal at Chengdu Tianfu Airport
Lödige Industries, the world leader in air cargo terminals, has installed a fully automated air cargo terminal at Chengdu Tianfu International Airport in Chengdu, the capital of China’s Sichuan Province. The core of the new facility comprises two Elevating Transfer Vehicles (ETVs) with a five-level, three-direction automated Unit Load Device (ULD) storage and handling system for 227 20-foot storage positions.
“Since it began operations last year, the airport has become one of the largest in the world, handling up to 60 million passengers and 1.3 million tonnes of cargo and mail per year. In the second phase of expansion, three additional runways will be added, and capacity will increase to 120 million passengers and 2.8 million tonnes of freight and mail per year,” according to a statement from Lodige.
In addition to the international cargo terminal, Lödige also provided Sichuan Airport Group with state-of-the-art equipment for the airport’s domestic cargo terminal as well as a special warehouse for dangerous goods and an express distribution center. It also includes an international warehouse for supervising export goods. In total, the contract provides ULD and pallet handling equipment for more than 83,000 square meters of freight facilities, the statement added.
“We are confident that with the fully automated, highly modern and scalable terminal, Tianfu Airport in Chengdu is fully prepared for future growth and can easily meet its high standards and role as a major air cargo and as an international hub at all times,” said Nicholas Tripptree, Managing Director, Asia Pacific and Australia Region, Lödige Industries.
“Chengdu Tianfu has been one of the major airports since the beginning of its operation and is becoming an integrated international transportation hub connecting China with Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia and the Southeast Asia,” a construction spokesperson said. commanding department of Chengdu Airport Group. “Therefore, it was particularly important for us in the freight business to get a state-of-the-art, efficient and absolutely reliable system that will grow with us in the years to come and give us excellent throughputs and turnaround times. execution. Lödige Industries has an excellent reputation in the sector and has also proven its know-how in our joint project.”
With the China Eastern Air Cargo Terminal at Shanghai Pudong Airport, Lödige Industries now has three flagship facilities in Mainland China.