Finnair Cargo has selected HUB logistics to operate its new ‘next-generation’ cargo terminal at Helsinki Airport from December this year.
The carrier is scheduled to open its new, state-of-the-art, 37,000 square metre COOL Nordic Cargo hub in May 2017, and will work with HUB logistics to ensure a smooth transition and optimised usage of the new automated terminal.
For the next eight months, Finnair Cargo will work closely with HUB logistics to maximise the use of the new terminal from the start of operations.
The transition from the current terminal operator, Suomen Transval Oy, will be carried out as a transfer of business, and Transval employees working in the Finnair Cargo terminal at Helsinki will transfer to HUB logistics.
Finnair Cargo managing director, Janne Tarvainen says: “Cargo is an integral part of Finnair’s growth strategy and we intend to make the most of the warehouse automation and process optimisation capabilities of our new terminal.
“This important step is now a great opportunity for us to significantly increase the volumes of cargo at our Helsinki hub. We look forward to developing the new cargo handling model together with HUB logistics.”
Finnair’s new Airbus A350 fleet will bring up to 50 per cent more cargo capacity by 2020. Finnair has invested 80 million euros in building a new cargo terminal at Helsinki Airport, with special cargo handling areas for pharmaceutical and life science products as well as perishable products, including fish and seafood.
The new terminal will have a high level of warehouse automation to ensure a high quality of air freight service and competitive handling costs.
HUB logistics is a growing logistics service company and its customers include automobile and machining industries, trade and public administration. HUB logistics has over 500 people working in 21 offices in Finland, Estonia, Russia and Poland.