dnata has contracted Lödige Industries, provider of cargo terminal solutions, to supply their new cargo terminal at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.
Due to construction measures at Schiphol to improve airport infrastructure, it is necessary for dnata to move into a new terminal building, which is scheduled to become operational in 2024.
The new building, developed by Schiphol Commercial Real Estate and designed by the architectural firm DP6, will be equipped by Lödige Industries with a fully automated system.
Two separate automatic storage and retrieval systems (ASRS) with twelve stacker cranes are used in the terminal for import and export. 2,500 pallets can be stored here. An additional storage for up to 700 ULDs is served by four elevating transport vehicles (ETVs).
To ensure flexible and scalable ULD transport within the terminal, dnata will also deploy seven intelligent automated guided vehicles (AGV) – a product innovation developed by Lödige Industries – that is being used here for the first time on a large scale.
Smart gates, which automatically record the volume and weight of all incoming shipments through 3D scans and thus significantly speed up handling, are another special feature. This will once again substantially improve service quality.
A comprehensive high-performance warehouse management system integrating all elements will enable dnata to further expand its operations and service at Schiphol. The high level of automation saves space and time, increases safety and frees up staff for higher-value tasks
Jan van Anrooy, managing director of dnata the Netherlands, said: “We are delighted to enhance our operations with a major investment at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. Equipped with latest technologies, our new terminal enables us to significantly expand our offering and meet the increased demand for our services. It will also help us consistently provide service excellence to our customers, ensuring the highest level of safety and quality at every stage of the handling process. We look forward to cooperating with Lödige Industries, a strong partner who shares our passion for innovation.”
“We are very proud of this new order from dnata, with whom we have already partnered very successfully in the past. The new terminal will place dnata at the forefront of modern air cargo operations. During the initial stages, our team worked very closely with the architects to ensure the new terminal can take full advantage of our high-tech automation solutions and support dnata in its growth plans,” adds Arthur van Brink, managing director Benelux, Lödige Industries.