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Turkish Cargo opens new terminal at Istanbul

PRESS RELEASE

January 16, 2015: Turkish Cargo has opened its new cargo terminal as of January 01, 2015. The company believes the new facility will provide an important contribution in achieving the following targets:

Leadership in the industry; Sustainable Growth; Increase and excellence in operational effectiveness; and increasing customer satisfaction.

Our new facility has introduced the following innovations in cargo services thanks to its infrastructure at the international standards: A bigger cargo admission area; acceleration in cargo admission and operational processes; special cargo storage areas in different types and sizes; combined operation areas; single-process flow in operation; bigger and proper operational area; higher volume in the storage area; and inclusive and higher quality security system.

New Turkish Airlines cargo terminal IstanbulTechnical Specifications of the new cargo facility are: Annual tonnage capacity: 1,2 million tons; total floor area used (airside and landside): 71.000 m²; closed warehouse area: 43.000 m²; special storage area: 3.000 m²; and special cargo ULD storage area: 700 m².

Special Storage Areas (39 separate storage areas): cold storage (-21 °C, 0 °C, 2-8 °C, 15-25 °C); live animals (AVI); dangerous goods (DG); vulnerable (VUN) cargo; valuable (VAL) cargo; and radioactive substances.

Cargo Admission and Delivery: The offices, where the customers will perform their processes, have been modernly designed considering the waiting areas, as well. Cargo admission and delivery is performed through 53 gates. There are also several gates dedicated to TK Plus and special cargo. Thanks to the vehicle admission area having a width of 42 m, vehicle traffic and maneuvering areas will be managed smoothly. Admission processes through different types of vehicles will be facilitated by means of movable level adjusters.

Storage Processes: The processes have been accelerated and the flexibility has been increased following combination of import and export operation areas. Import and export rack capacity may be increased by 2.5 times. Special cargo area has been increased by 3 times. Total capacity thereof may be increased up to 6 times through the racking systems. 39 separate storage rooms, at four different temperature ranges and for nine different types of cargo, allow for storage of many different kinds of cargo such as medicines, food supplies and flowers at different areas. Total ULD capacity will be doubled and increased to 1200.

Operational Processes: Inbound-outbound capacity of ULDs has been increased by 5.5 times, thus eliminating one of the main inconveniences in the operation. Cargo build-up and break-down processes has been performed in a more easier and rapid way through the lowering workstations. In respect of narrow-body and wide-body aircraft, the number of build-up and break-down stations has been increased by 2.5 times. The connection between warehouse and between land and air sides has been simplified and accelerated.

 

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