Monday, August 21, 2017

Koltsovo International Airport expands cargo terminal

Koltsovo International Airport announced on Thursday that it has opened a temporary storage facility to hold oversized cargo.

Measuring 1,063 square feet, the outdoor storage area is designed to accommodate large and heavy cargo that do not require temperature control systems. The majority of the items contained within the new cargo area are industrial equipment.

The partially-enclosed storage facility allows crews to deposit large items with hoisting machines shortly after they arrive at Koltsovo. Additionally, storing industrial cargo outside frees up space in Koltsovo's indoor cargo terminal for more delicate items. Airport officials hope that this new and relatively low-cost storage solution will generate new business for Koltsovo from logistics companies.

Developed by Germany's Hochtief Airports, Koltsovo's cargo terminal was constructed in 2012. During the first nine months of this year, the terminal handled 15,700 tons of cargo and 2,300 tons of mail. The indoor cargo facility is capable of handling several types of goods including dangerous and perishable substances.