Lödige Industries is to deliver an automated air cargo handling system for Cainiao Smart Gateway, the Alibaba logistics arm’s smart logistics hub which is scheduled to open this year.
The system for the receipt, delivery, storage, retrieval, transhipment and sorting of air cargo is expected to improve efficiency and reduce international shipping times, Lödige said.
Located at Hong Kong International Airport, Cainiao Smart Gateway will provide warehousing and distribution services under the Alibaba electronic World Trade Platform (eWTP), which was set up to “lower trade barriers and provide more equitable access through global trade facilitation for businesses and consumers around the world”. It will be the third largest logistics centre in Hong Kong.
“The pandemic has enhanced dynamism in the e-commerce landscape across countries and long-standing consumer behaviours have been forever changed. The logistics centres and warehouses are becoming engines of the supply chain,” said Lödige Industries’ managing director in Asia Pacific Nicholas Tripptree.
“Therefore, we understand the unique pressures e-commerce operations face and we are very pleased that we can support in achieving its goals with automation solutions from Lödige Industries to ensure processes are streamlined while productivity and efficiency remain high.”