Europe's fourth-largest airport, Amsterdam Schiphol is to receive a second terminal and a new pier for up to eleven aircraft. In order to make space for these extensive modernisation measures, KLM Cargo has to give up around 30 per cent of one of its three cargo warehouses. The Schiphol-based cargo airline therefore has no choice but to consolidate how it sorts its incoming express and postal consignments. To enable it to continue to process the cargo effectively despite the reduced space available, KLM Cargo has commissioned Lödige Industries from Warburg, Germany.
The global market leader in air cargo logistics has developed an automated concept for the company, which has seen its surface area dramatically reduced from 13,400 square metres to 6,300 square metres. With this solution, Lödige makes it possible to achieve increased performance with reduced manual operation as well as direct access to the belly carts and unit load devices (ULDs).