Asia's first perishable handling centre supplied by Lödige Industries

Lödige Industries equips new cargo terminal for SATS at Changi Airport in Singapore

In 2010, Lödige Industries delivered an ULD Handling System to Changi Airport in Singapore for SATS Coolport. SATS’ Coolport appointed Lödige Industries for the conversion of the existing cargo terminal 2, which is located within the Free Trade Zone, to an integrated perishable terminal.

The project was a ‘turnkey’ project. Design, manufacture, installation and commissioning of the fully automatic Material Handling System was delivered by Lödige Industries. The system can operate in automatic, semi-automatic and manual modes. It is designed to handle a wide range of fresh food, more importantly; its secure cool chain logistics process enables the handling of pharmaceutical and biomedical products which require more stringent temperature controls. The project involved modification of Truck dock, workstation and ETV areas with the inclusion of 1 new castor deck and 1 new shuttle transfer vehicle.

SATS Coolport became the world's first ground handler to receive EU approval to provide transshipment services for meat imports 2017. In addition, SATS Coolport has become the first dedicated on-airport facility in Singapore for handling of import, export and transit perishable cargo. SATS was named "Best Air Cargo Terminal in Asia" for 16 consecutive years at the Asian Freight & Supply Chain Awards (AFSCA), and Singapore Changi Airport is considered as "Asia's Leading Airport" from 2006 to 2019.

New cargo terminal for SATS at Changi Airport in Singapore. The design, manufacture, installation and commissioning of the fully automated material handling system was supplied by Lödige Industries.

Project details

Location: Changi Airport, Singapore
Completion: October 2010
Customer: Singapore Airport Terminal Services (SATS)


  • 1 Transfer Vehicle with RA deck 150 mm high;
  • 27 Powered conveyors in freezer room;
  • 12 Powered conveyors in chiller room;
  • 2 Transfer Vehicles with turntables and lifting devices;
  • 9 Right angle decks;
  • 1 Truck dock; 
  • 186 Storage decks;
  • 1 Castor deck in chiller room


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