With construction of Swissport’s new Frankfurt Cargo City Süd terminal well under way, Lödige Industries has commenced production of the cargo handling system at its manufacturing facilities in Germany and Romania.

Lödige is to deliver a modern, fast and efficient cargo handling system for Swissport’s new 2,900 square metre cargo facility, which is due for hand-over in autumn 2020.

The facility will feature an automated storage and retrieval system (ASRS) for 115 main deck unit load devices over two levels, with an upgrade option to implement three levels. The system is operated by two of Lödige’s established 15-foot elevating transfer vehicles, which the company has installed in almost 50 terminals worldwide.

Björn Ussat, Director Airport Logistics Solutions at Lödige Industries, 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.”

Senior Vice President, Swissport Central & Eastern Europe, Willy Ruf, also commented. “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.”