Lödige is automatic choice for new JFK terminal


Lödige Industries is to install an automated cargo system at John F. Kennedy International Airport‘s new 350,000-square-foot cargo facility for property developer Aeroterm. The system will be exclusively used by Worldwide Flight Services, 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 freighters simultaneously. It 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 for high storage density and free up space for other handling activities. 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 about 350,000 tonnes a year.