Lödige finalises automated cold chain pallet-cargo system in Hong Kong

Lödige Industries has completed an automated cold chain pallet-cargo system at Hong Kong International Airport.

The Germany-headquartered company planned, manufactured and implemented the advanced system for AAT Coolport via its Hong Kong office.

The on-airport cold chain facility in Hong Kong now provides a complete temperature-controlled environment, operated by Asia Airfreight Terminal (AAT). Supported by the tailor-made pallet moving solution, the operator can maintain strictly regulated cold chains seamlessly and respond to the increasing global demand for temperature-sensitive air transports, Lödige said.

The customised and automated material handling system is designed for fast and safe transport of temperature-sensitive goods inside the cold chain facility. Modern and climate-resistant sensors in combination with an enhanced maintenance and control system ensure an efficient and safe flow of fragile goods, according to the company.

“The sector for temperature-sensitive goods is becoming a very important market for our customers,” said Asia Airfreight Terminal’s chief marketing officer Yammie Sin. “Seamless compliance with cold chain regulations is enormously important, so we are investing in the most reliable and efficient equipment for our new cold storage facility Coolport. This also allows AAT to offer services that were previously unavailable in Hong Kong International Airport, such as temperature-controlled truck docks, the ability to screen, build up and break down cargo entirely within a temperature-controlled environment.

“With Lödige Industries, we have a long-standing and reliable partner, who was able to plan and install a state-of-the-art material handling system in a fast and cost-efficient way while complying with all important cold chain regulations required for Coolport. This allows us to offer our customers efficient and safe storage and handling of their sensitive and valuable goods.”

Lödige Industries’ managing director, APAC Nicholas Tripptree commented: “We look back on a long partnership with Asia Airfreight Terminal at Hong Kong International Airport, where we continue to service the system which was handed over in 2006 and modernised in 2018. We are proud that one of the largest air freight companies at the airport, chooses to support its customers with our best-in-class solutions for moving pallets and ULDs.

“Especially in the cold chain sector, absolute reliability and consistency are key. With customised solutions like this new and CEIV-certified cold chain storage system, Lödige Industries proves that it can also offer world leading material handling solutions for the area of temperature sensitive cargo.”

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