Aeroterm selects Lödige for new JFK cargo facility

By Damian Brett

Aeroterm JFK facility. Source: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Aeroterm has selected Lödige Industries to install an automated cargo system at its new New York JFK facility operated by Worldwide Flight Services (WFS).

Lödige’s system will feature two elevating transfer vehicles with a ULD storage rack for 218 ULD positions and three-level ULD racks to “ensure high storage density in WFS’s new terminal and free up space for other handling activities, amongst other things”.

The equipment also includes three truck docks, a castor deck area and 14 elevating workstations.

When completed in early 2024, the 350,000 sq ft cargo facility is expected to handle an annual throughput of approximately 350,000 tonnes.

It will be the first new air cargo facility built at JFK in 20 years.

“Our new cargo facility, equipped with Lödige’s state-of-the-art systems, is designed for maximum efficiency. Thanks to this market-leading cargo handling technology, we are ideally equipped for future growth and can offer our customers the best possible service at all times,” said Jeffrey Bounds senior vice president programme management and center of excellence, Americas, WFS.

Jonathan Hardy, managing director USA at Lödige Industries, added: “The US cargo industry is showing a great sense of optimism this year and we are proud to contribute to JFK’s ambitious modernisation programme.

“We are confident that our high-efficiency cargo handling solutions and years of local experience will support WFS in achieving its quality, speed, and safety goals and continue to grow through increased efficiency in the new facility.”

JFK set for first new cargo facility in 20 years

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