More than 15 million tons of air freight are handled annually with the terminal technology from Lödige Industries.
For one of its latest innovations, the intelligent Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) for flexible and scalable ULD transport, the company, headquartered in Germany, has now been named “Air Cargo Technology Provider of the Year” at this year’s Payload Asia Awards in Singapore . The international trade journal for logistics is awarding this renowned prize for the ninth time.
“We would like to thank the expert jury and everyone who voted for us in the online voting. In our endeavor to always develop and continuously improve the best cargo terminal systems for our customers, this award is a wonderful motivation that drives us to further expand our market leadership with innovative products,” said Ranga Jayaweera, General Manager Singapore at Lödige Industries, who accepted the award at the ceremony in Singapore.
Lödige Industries’ latest addition and innovation for terminals is the Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV), which provides a link between import/export areas and build and break zones, as well as automated storage and retrieval systems. Compared to manually transporting ULDs by slave pallet movers or other ground handling equipment, this not only frees up personnel for higher-value tasks, but also saves space. In manual terminals, AGVs can give cargo handlers the first step toward the benefits of automation.
Lödige Industries has been supporting its customers in air freight traffic with efficient airport logistics solutions since 1974. Today the company is established as a leading global provider of solutions for air freight terminals. Long-standing customers include many of the big players in the industry, such as SATS, Cathay Pacific, Asia Airfreight Terminal (AAT), China Eastern Airlines, DHL, Lufthansa Cargo, British Airways, Korean Air, Turkish Cargo, dnata and Menzies.
Demand for global air freight logistics is currently above pre-pandemic levels. At the same time, global capacity bottlenecks and staff shortages are creating additional challenges for the entire airport logistics industry. Efficiency-enhancing technologies and process automation are therefore becoming increasingly important. As a result, there is increasing investment in freight terminals to expand capacity and improve handling processes.
An example of such a project is the first Automated Storage and Retrieval Machine (AS/RS) in mainland China at Chengdu Tianfu Airport, which Lödige Industries recently delivered. The airport is currently undergoing a second phase of expansion to add three more runways and increase its capacity from 60 to 120 million passengers and from 1.3 to 2.8 million tons of freight and mail per year.