Alha Group opens new cargo terminal at Rome Fiumicino

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Italian air cargo handler Alha Group has opened a new cargo terminal at Rome Fiumicino (FCO) Airport, equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment for special cargo services.

Alha is now offering a selected range of services for special cargo shipments, with a focus on asset protection, security services for vulnerable cargo and time and temperature handling.

Vulnerable Cargo requires special care and protection: a new team of 16 certified security agents will be in charge of warehouse supervision, security screenings and tailored asset protection services; Secure storage is the new alarmed storage area for VUN, with live active alarm systems, anti-intrusion devices and 24/7 CCTV monitoring.

The Rome market is one of the most important T&T hotspots in Southern Europe, where cool chain products require challenging operational requirements, especially during the summer season.

Alha Cool Centre now provides a 150 square metre dedicated area, qualified staff, temperature ranges between -20°C and +25°C, 24/7 live monitoring and temperature deviation alarms.

Alha Group chief executive officer, Lorenzo Schettini Gherardini says: “This brand new facility represents for Alha a new start in Rome FCO. Rome FCO Airport is an essential gateway in the Italian infrastructural system, where Air Cargo plays a crucial role and is recording more and more positive results.

“Alha decided to invest in this cargo terminal, focusing on the requests from the local market for more reliable, qualified and effective services for special cargo. It is our aim to support our customers meeting their clients’ expectations and growing their business.”

Alha is TAPA and IATA CEIV Pharma certified, and provides handling services at Milan and Rome airports. Alha Group also provides offline and trucking services, with a network of 12 offline cargo terminals and more than 1000 trucking connections per week.