Lödige Industries has recently completed a new fully automated terminal for Turkish Cargo at Istanbul Airport.

With a total area of around 300,000sq m, the new facility offers handling capacity for four million tonnes per year, more than tripling the facility’s cargo-handling capacity.

The new terminal has diversified special cargo areas for product groups such as temperature-controlled storage (6,000sq m), express cargo (2,000sq m) and living animals (500sq m). In addition, 5,000sq m are available for e-commerce and mail cargo, with another 1,000sq m being a high-security area for valuable cargo. There are automated high-bay warehouses with 17,000 storage locations, 30 stacking cranes, 15 lifts and an integrated warehouse management system with direct interface to customer and freight management systems. Thanks to a connection to the Lödige Customer Care Centre, the systems are permanently monitored and continuous functionality is ensured around the clock.

Turhan Özen, chief cargo officer of Turkish Cargo, said: "Turkish Cargo’s goal is to always deliver the best possible quality to its customers and industry partners. With the brand-new cargo hub at İstanbul Airport, we can combine the highest quality standards with the utmost efficiency, making Istanbul the most advanced logistics centre in the world. For the technical equipment, Turkish Cargo has opted for the most powerful, reliable and innovative solutions and has deliberately chosen the quality and experience of the leading supplier Lödige Industries."