Finnair Cargo partners with HUB logistics for next-generation cargo terminal handling at Helsinki Airport
Finnair Cargo has selected HUB logistics as its terminal operator as of December 2016.
Finnair Cargo is scheduled to open its new, state-of-the-art, 37 000 square meters COOL Nordic Cargo hub at Helsinki Airport in May 2017, and will work with HUB logistics to ensure a smooth transition and optimised usage of the new automated terminal.
For the next eight months, Finnair Cargo will work in close co-operation with HUB logistics to maximize the use of the new terminal from the start of operations. The transition from the current terminal operator, Suomen Transval Oy, will be carried out as a transfer of business, which means that the Transval employees working in the Finnair Cargo terminal at Helsinki Airport will transfer to HUB logistics.
"Cargo is an integral part of Finnair's growth strategy and we intend to make the most of the warehouse automation and process optimization capabilities of our new terminal,” says Janne Tarvainen, Managing Director, Finnair Cargo. “This important step is now a great opportunity for us to significantly increase the volumes of cargo at our Helsinki hub. We look forward to developing the new cargo handling model together with HUB logistics."
Finnair's new Airbus A350 fleet will bring up to 50% more cargo capacity by 2020. Finnair has invested 80 million euros in building a new cargo terminal at Helsinki Airport, with special cargo handling areas for pharmaceutical and life science products (Pharma) as well as perishable products, including fish and seafood. The new state-of-the-art terminal will have a high level of warehouse automation to ensure a high quality of air freight service and competitive handling costs.
HUB logistics is a growing logistics service company actively developing traditional logistics solutions and packaging services with the latest efficiency-boosting service innovations. Its customers include automobile and machining industries, trade and public administration. With a dedicated employee base of over 500 people working in 21 offices in Finland, Estonia, Russia and Poland.
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Finnair flies between Asia, Europe and North America with an emphasis on fast connections via Helsinki, carrying more than ten million passengers annually and connecting 17 cities in Asia with more than 60 destinations in Europe. The airline, a pioneer in sustainable flying, is the European launch customer of the next-generation, eco-smart Airbus A350 XWB aircraft and is the first airline listed in the Leadership Index of the worldwide Carbon Disclosure Project. The only Nordic carrier with a 4-star Skytrax ranking, Finnair has also won the World Airline Award for Best Airline Northern Europe for the past seven years running. Finnair is a member of oneworld, the alliance of the world's leading airlines committed to providing the highest level of service and convenience to frequent international travellers.