Swissport Cargo USA opens new Chicago O’Hare warehouse

Swissport Cargo USA has opened a new warehouse at Chicago O’Hare Airport, featuring an automated material handling system.
The new 138,000sq ft facility is at the North Cargo Area of Chicago O’Hare Airport and includes the first automated material handling system in the region.
The system can accommodate over 120 10-ft ULDs at a time using pallet platforms and electric ULD movers.
The warehouse also features two cold storage areas: 2-8 degrees Celsius and 18-25 degrees Celsius, which have both been designed to meet the IATA CEIV requirements.
The facility also has 35 truck docks and features adjacent aircraft parking with in-ground fuelling and power units to reduce overall handling time of the aircraft on the ground.
In addition, the material handling system is integrated with the back ramp where ULD’s are directly stored into the system or delivered to the customer to speed up loading from aircraft to truck.
“This new investment highlights our commitment towards our customers’ needs. We raised the bar to become the new operation standard of Swissport Cargo in the US. This is the first of many steps as we are committed to further invest in our people, facilities and equipment,” said Dany Nasr, chief executive Swissport USA.
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