Lödige Industries is to deliver a smart material handling system for Alibaba’s Cainiao Smart Gateway at Hong Kong International Airport.

The new automated handling system will feature in Cainiao Smart Gateway, Alibaba’s logistics arm’s smart logistics infrastructure and the third largest logistics centre in Hong Kong. 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. Forming a smart logistics network with Cainiao’s regional eHubs, this strategically located facility in Hong Kong will make an important contribution to further improve global reach and increase delivery speed.

With the commissioning planned for Q3 2023, Lödige will provide Cainiao with an innovative air cargo handling system for the receipt, delivery, storage, retrieval, transhipment and sorting of air cargo.

“The pandemic has enhanced dynamism in the e-commerce landscape across countries and long-standing consumer behaviours have been changed forever. The logistics centres and warehouses are becoming engines of the supply chain. Therefore, we understand the unique pressures e-commerce operations face and we are very pleased that we can support Alibaba in achieving its goals with automation solutions to ensure processes are streamlined while productivity and efficiency remain high,” said Nicholas Tripptree, managing director for Lödige Industries in Asia Pacific.

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