Finnair sorts out cargo handling for new Helsinki terminal

Finnair Cargo has signed an agreement with Germany’s Lodige Industries to supply a cargo handling system for the airline’s new Helsinki cargo terminal, which is scheduled to open in spring 2017.
The flight build and break process within the terminal will be managed by using the Lodige warehouse management software, Cargo Professional.
Juha Järvinen, Finnair’s chief commercial officer, said: “We are committed to delivering our valued customers the same peace of mind when transporting belly cargo on Finnair flights than what they enjoy in the cabin.
“Therefore, we were delighted to find Lodige Industries offering our vision about the warehouse automation and production management solutions in our Helsinki hub.
“This considerable investment highlights Finnair Cargo’s commitment to deliver high quality, efficiently – and to re-think certain operational processes to set the bar higher in this industry.”

The new terminal is a key part of Finnair Cargo’s future growth plans as its new A350 XWB aircraft fleet will bring 50% more cargo capacity by year 2020.
Terminal design and material handling system project consultancy was undertaken by Germany-based BeCon Projects. The system includes truck and airside interfaces, as well as three separate temperature zones for cargo and special goods such as pharmaceutical products and perishable food.

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