Aeroterm selects Lödige for JFK modernisation project

posted on 6th December 2022
Aeroterm selects Lödige for JFK modernisation project

Aeroterm, North America’s largest third-party on-airport developer, has selected cargo terminal solutions specialist Lödige Industries to install a state-of-the-art automated cargo system at John F. Kennedy International Airport’s new 350,000-square-foot cargo facility.
Lödige’s system will be exclusively used by Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), the main cargo handler at JFK.
The new cargo facility, which is being built on a 26-acre site, will include greater ramp capacity to handle three large air cargo freighters simultaneously and will also have more than 50 dock doors for the efficient transfer and tracking of goods through the facility.
Lödige’s system will feature two elevating transfer vehicles with a ULD storage rack for 218 ULD positions and three-level ULD racks to ensure high storage density in WFS’s new terminal and free up space for other handling activities, amongst other things. This advanced level of automation guarantees efficient throughput and high safety standards, as well as optimal operational processes, areas that are very important for WFS, Aeroterm said. The equipment also includes three truck docks, a castor deck area and 14 elevating workstations.
When completed in early 2024, JFK’s new cargo facility is expected to handle an annual throughput of approximately 350,000 tonnes.
“As the first new cargo facility built at JFK in two decades, this project is an essential step in revitalising JFK as a cargo hub,” said Bryan Rosenberger, VP for design and construction at Aeroterm.