Taoyuan International Airport expands handling

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Taiwan's Taoyuan Airport

Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport has added to its cargo handling technology in its Taiwan air cargo terminal (TACT).

The extension project included the planning, design, delivery and construction of 669 conveyors, two cargo hoists and three elevating transfer vehicles (ETV), provided by Siemens. Steel racks, a control system and Siemens’ cargo compact handling software were also installed at the Taiwan air cargo terminal.

TACT vice president, Frank Ke, says: “We recognised the high quality and professionalism expended in delivering these state of the art cargo handling systems and ETV systems that are operating in our terminals both in Kaohsiung [International Airport] and Taoyuan. We appreciate the positive attitude and dedication shown by the Siemens team.”

This is not the first collaboration between the two companies. In 2011, TACT commissioned Siemens to extend its material handling system for unit load devices (ULD) at the Taoyuan and Kaohsiung airports. Siemens had originally installed these systems between 2008 and 2011.

Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport handled more than two million tonnes of freight in 2014. It is served by more than 15 airfreight carriers.

TACT’s warehouses at the airport account for more than 133,000 square metres, and are located near the terminal’s twelve freighter aprons.

Siemens’ postal, parcel and airport logistics business has also installed cargo handling systems at Dubai International Airport and Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai for Emirates SkyCargo. Siemens has also won a Turkish Airlines contract to equip the airline’s 70,000 square metre cargo terminal at Istanbul Ataturk Airport. The terminal opened in January.