Air Cargo Management

Lödige to deliver Swissport cargo-handling system

Swissport, Ludige Industries

Lödige Industries is to deliver a modern, fast and efficient cargo-handling facility for the new Swissport cargo terminal at Frankfurt Cargo City Süd.

Construction of the new 2,900m² facility is well underway and Lödige Industries has commenced production of the cargo-handling system at its manufacturing facilities in Germany and Romania.

The new facility for Swissport is due for handover this autumn and will feature a space-saving and fast automated storage and retrieval system for 115 main deck unit load devices (ULDs) over two levels with an upgrade option to implement three levels.

The system is operated by two of Lödige’s proven 15ft elevating transfer vehicles (ETVs), which the company has installed in close to 50 terminals worldwide.

Commenting on the news, director of airport logistics solutions at Lödige Industries, Björn Ussat, said: “We’re very pleased to support Swissport’s impressive growth goals with an air freight-handling system that we know will deliver on their speed, reliability and efficiency targets for years to come and which will ultimately facilitate cargo flows through Frankfurt airport.”

“Our selection of Lödige Industries is testament to our commitment to optimum service delivery and our ambitious efficiency and reliability goals for our clients around the world”, noted senior vice-president of Swissport Central & Eastern Europe Willy Ruf.

Lödige Industries is a leading global supplier of logistics systems that has its headquarters in Germany. With offices around the world, Lödige Industries provides material-handling solutions for a wide range of customers.

Founded in 1948, the company specialises in the supply of complex material-handling systems from planning, design, programming and commissioning to service.

Last year, it launched a new intelligent AGV (automated guided vehicle) that it claims will boost operational efficiencies for baggage and cargo transport within airport terminals.

The company’s computer-controlled wheel-based carrier, featuring a five-foot and 10ft model for different sizes of ULDs, was unveiled at Inter Airport Europe 2019 in Munich.

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