Paderborn / Singapore, 3 November 2022 – More than 15 million tonnes of air cargo are handled annually with Lödige Industries' terminal technology. For one of its latest innovations, the intelligent Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) for flexible and scalable ULD transport, the company with headquarters in Germany has now been named "Air Cargo Technology Provider of the Year" at this year's Payload Asia Awards in Singapore. This is the 9th time that the international trade journal for logistics has awarded this prestigious prize.
"We would like to thank the expert jury as well as everyone who cast their vote for us in the online ballot. Striving to always develop the best cargo terminal systems for our customers and to continuously improve them, this award is a wonderful motivation that pushes us to further expand our market leadership with innovative products," said Ranga Jayaweera, General Manager Singapore at Lödige Industries, who received the award at the ceremony in Singapore.
Lödige Industries' latest addition and innovation for terminal equipment is the Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV), which provides link between import/export areas and build & break zones as well as automated storage and retrieval systems. Compared to manual transport of 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 enable cargo handlers to take the first step towards the benefits of automation.
Lödige Industries has been supporting its customers in air freight transport since 1974, providing them with efficient airport logistics solutions. Today, the company is well established as the leading global provider of air cargo terminal solutions. Its long-standing customers include many of the major 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 or Menzies.
Demand for global air freight logistics is currently above pre-pandemic levels. At the same time, global capacity constraints and staff shortages are creating additional challenges throughout the airport logistics industry. Efficiency-enhancing technologies and process automation are therefore becoming more and more important. As a result, investments are increasingly being made in cargo terminals in order to expand capacities and to improve handling processes.
An example of such a project is the first automated storage and retrieval system (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 cargo and mail per year.