Lödige Industries has completed the equipping of a new unit load device (ULD) handling facility at Brisbane Airport.

The material handling system for the new nearly 5,000m2 facility was designed to meet increasing customer demand for perishables in the cold chain and support the growth of general cargo in Queensland, Lödige Industries said. The new air freight terminal in Brisbane will start operations in 2023.

The new system includes truck docks, for the ease of loading and unloading cargos to different types of trucks, an intelligent transport system consisting of several roller decks, castor decks and ball decks including ram protection as well as elevating workstations. The equipment provided can handle temperature-sensitive perishable goods and complies with safety regulations for work with forklift operations and labour work in the immediate vicinity of the facility. The truck docks as well as the elevating workstations are fully electrically.

An on-site service contract covering the inspection and maintenance of the ULD handling system is also part of the overall package.

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