Lödige Industries has installed a new fully automated air cargo terminal at Chengdu Tianfu International Airport (TFU) for international shipments, featuring two elevating transfer vehicles (ETVs) with a five-level, three-directional automated ULD storage and handling system for 227 20-ft storage positions.
A spokesperson from the airport said that Chengdu Tianfu is in the process of becoming an integrated international transport hub connecting China with Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia and Southeast Asia.
In addition to the international cargo terminal, Lödige Industries also supplied Sichuan Airport Group with state-of-the-art equipment for the airport’s domestic cargo terminal and for a special warehouse for hazardous goods as well as an express distribution centre.
It also includes an international export goods supervision warehouse. Lödige Industries said it secured the contract to provide unit load device (ULD) and pallet handling equipment for more than 83,000 square meters of cargo facilities.
The terminal at Tianfu Airport is the first in China to be equipped with ETVs from Lödige Industries. Since it started 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.
Counting the air cargo terminal for China Eastern at Shanghai Pudong Airport, Lödige Industries now has three flagship facilities in mainland China that serve as a prelude to long-term and sustainable growth in the Asia-Pacific region.
Together with the air cargo terminal for China Eastern at Shanghai Pudong Airport, Lödige Industries now has three flagship facilities in mainland China.