Now, short­est wait time for cargo in Istanbul

The new cargo ter­mi­nal in Istanbul has mod­ern con­veyor sys­tems. The first ex­pan­sion phase is to be com­pleted by the year-end.

Cargo Talk - - International News -

Turk­ish Air­lines is ex­tend­ing its cargo ca­pac­i­ties with a new ter­mi­nal at Ataturk In­ter­na­tional Air­port in Istanbul.

As part of the project, Siemens is fit­ting out the new cargo ter­mi­nal with mod­ern con­veyor sys­tems. The first ex­pan­sion phase will be com­pleted by the end of 2014 boost­ing the air­port’s an­nual ca­pac­ity.

The new cargo ter­mi­nal build­ing cov­ers a to­tal area of some 40,000 square me­tres. Siemens is sup­ply­ing and in­stalling the cargo han­dling equip­ment for the termi- nal. The company’s scope of sup­ply in­cludes 308 mo­tor-pow­ered roller decks, 1,050 cas­tor decks and 60 slave pal­lets. This will en­sure fast and ef­fi­cient cargo han­dling and the short­est pos­si­ble wait­ing times for planes and trucks.

Ataturk Air­port is sit­u­ated on the Euro­pean side of the city, around 25 kilo­me­tres from the city cen­ter. With a to­tal of over 37.5 mil­lion pas­sen­gers in 2011, the air­port is Europe’s eighth largest com­mer­cial air­port. Ataturk Air­port is also an im­por­tant cargo hub due to its prox­im­ity to Asia and Africa with the air cargo vol­ume set to rise by 9.4 per cent by 2016.

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