With the launch of a new cargo terminal at Istanbul, Turkish Cargo’s operational processes have been redesigned and service quality has been maximised. The new facility features bigger floor area to accelerate cargo admission and operational processes; 39 special cargo storage areas in different types and sizes; and higher quality security system.
Annual tonnage capacity of the terminal is 1.2 million tonnes. Total floor area used (airside and landside): 71,000m², closed warehouse area: 43,000m², special storage area: 3,000m² and special cargo ULD storage area: 700m².
Special storage areas (39 separate storage areas): cold storage (-21 °C, 0 °C, 2-8 °C, 15-25 °C); live animals (AVI); dangerous goods (DG); vulnerable (VUN) cargo; valuable (VAL) cargo; and radioactive substances.
Cargo admission and delivery: Cargo admission and delivery is performed through 53 gates. There are also several gates dedicated to TK Plus and special cargo.
Storage processes: The processes have been accelerated and the flexibility has been increased following combination of import and export operation areas. Import and export rack capacity may be increased by 2.5 times. Special cargo area has been expanded by three times. Total capacity thereof may be increased up to 6 times through the racking systems. There are 39 separate storage rooms at four different temperature ranges and for nine different types of cargo.
Operational processes: Inbound-outbound capacity of ULDs has been increased by 5.5 times, thus eliminating one of the main inconveniences in the operation. Cargo build-up and break-down processes has been performed in a more easier and rapid way through the lowering workstations. In respect of narrow-body and wide-body aircraft, the number of build-up and break-down stations has been increased by 2.5 times. The connection between warehouse and between land and air sides has been simplified and accelerated.