Sheremetyevo presented the new cargo complex “Moscow Cargo” to airlines and cargo forwarders

Sheremetyevo International Airport held a presented the largest cargo complex in Russia “Moscow Cargo” to airlines and cargo forwarders. The new cargo complex covers an area of 42,300 sq. m. and has a capacity of 380,000 tonnes of cargo per year. The general director of “Moscow Cargo” LLC Vladimir Fedorenko showed guests the capabilities of a new cargo terminal.

The construction of the complex was carried out within the Long-Term Development Program of Sheremetyevo International Airport until 2026. The construction works were carried out intensively but with the high quality within short time: the cargo complex was built almost from scratch from March 2016 to July 2017. The terminal served the first cargo in September 2017, in next 2 months all cargo operations on domestic flights were successfully moved to the new terminal. It’s a record-breaking time for similar-scale projects. Transition of cargo operations on international flights was completed in January 2018.

New cargo complex meets international standards of the ground cargo handling and exceeds the level of technical equipment at other similar facilities in Russia. The cargo complex is equipped with a unique system for automated storage and processing, manufactured by Lödige. Automation level of production processes reaches 60%.

There are independent container and bulk storage areas with unified automated operating system in the terminal. “Moscow Cargo” is capable of handling all types of dangerous cargo including explosive and radioactive materials.

“Moscow Cargo” is equipped with a comfortable client’s area, where customers can dispatch and receive cargo. New standards of customer service have been set: electronic queuing system and 20 counters for shippers and consignees to obtain documents and make payments. Clients can inquire about the cargo handling status, print cargo tags and safety declarations through the personal account on the website of “Moscow Cargo” LLC.

Considering the significant growth of cargo turnover at Sheremetyevo International Airport and the rising demand of cargo airlines, and also according to the Long-Term Development Program, Sheremetyevo plans to handle over 700,000 tonnes of cargo annually by 2024. In this regard, the design and construction of the second stage of the cargo terminal with an additional capacity of 380 thousand tonnes of cargo annually will be started this year. Sheremetyevo International Airport will strengthen its position as the European hub for global cargo flows in partnership with PJSC Aeroflot and Volga-Dnepr.

Sheremetyevo International Airport is the largest Russian airport in terms of passenger and freight traffic, takeoff and landing operations, the area of the airport facilities and the capacity of the cargo facilities. The Sheremetyevo route network comprises more than 200 destinations. In 2017, Sheremetyevo set a historic record for passenger traffic, serving 40 million 93 thousand people what is 17.8% more than in 2016.

At year’s end 2017, Sheremetyevo was ranked first in Europe and the third globally in the rating of punctuality of British agency OAG in category more than 20 million seats per year on scheduled flights on departure -> 20 million departure scheduled seats per year.

Sheremetyevo International Airport was Europe’s best airport for service quality in 2012, 2013 and 2015 in the ACI (Airports Council International) ASQ (Airport Service Quality) rating. In 2016 and 2017 Sheremetyevo was ranked first in Europe for the quality of passenger service in the category of airports with a passenger flow of 25-40 million people per year.

Cargo terminal “Moscow Cargo” — the newest and the largest cargo complex in Russia with the area of 42,300 m2 and cargo handling capacity of 380,000 tonnes per year. The complex is equipped with Lödige automated cargo handling and storage system. It has separate container and bulk storage areas with joint automated operating system.

“Moscow Cargo” is equipped with Seven-level Automatic Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS) that has 3,198 loose/pallet cargo storage locations. There is a Sizeable four-storey Pallet Container Handling System (PCHS) with a storage area for 576 Unit Load Devices (ULD), 60 of which are specially designed for temperature-sensitive ULDs (t from +2 to +8°С).

The complex has 13 conveyor lines with an access to the apron, 29 stations for cargo reception and delivery equipped with truck docks and dock shelters, 2 of which are designated for heavy and oversized cargo (including cars) and 2 — for express cargo and courier parcels.

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