SATS Terminal 5 Singapore

October 1995 Singapore

Fully automated air cargo system

SATS handles most of the airfreight volume coming through Singapore Changi Airport, and is one of the busiest cargo and mail handlers in the world. Its semi-automated ULD system handles 500,000 t/year and it provides cargo, mail, express and courier services to many scheduled and ad-hoc airlines operating at Singapore Changi Airport for more hundreds international and local freight forwarders.

To improve the processes, Lödige Industries installed three elevating transfer vehicles (ETV) in the cargo storage area. The rack system comprises 1,360 storage positions.

Project details

  1. Client: SATS Airport Services Pte. Ltd.
  2. Location: Changi Airport, Singapore
  3. Year of completion: October 1995
  4. Capacity: 500,000 t/year
  5. Scope: Design, manufacture, installation and commissioning of the fully automatic Material Handling System.


Equipment/components details

  1. Elevating Transfer Vehicles (ETVs)
  2. Transfer Vehicles (TVs)
  3. Transfer Vehicles with Turntable
  4. ULD Lifts
  5. Fixed Workstations
  6. Elevating Workstations
  7. Truck Docks
  8. Storage Positions arranged over six levels
  9. Bridge Vehicles
  10. Refrigeration/ Cool rooms
  11. Inventory Control System

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