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Volume 14,Issue 3 Autumn 2012

Shanghai Pudong International Airport freight facilities passes acceptance


The public freight station and support facilities of Shanghai Pudong International Airport successfully passed acceptance inspection on February 27th. The public freight station and support facilities of Pudong’s west freight region will be ready for use simultaneously with the airport’s second terminal building and the third runway beginning in the first half of 2008. The west freight region is a key project for the development of the Shanghai airfreight hub. The public freight station occupies an area of more than 410,000 sq. m. and consists of ten full freighter parking stands. Located at the west side of the third runway of Shanghai Pudong International Airport, the west freight region also holds extensive automatic freight equipment, which includes seven of the world’s largest pile elevating mechanisms. It was designed to handle a capacity of 1.2 million tons of cargo per year. According to the Chief of Shanghai Airports Group, the UPS Shanghai International Air Transfer Center will initially occupy an area of 96,000 sq. m. at the south end of the west freight region. It is set for completion by the end of 2008. Furthermore, the construction of DHL Northeast Asia Hub, which will occupy an area of 88,000 sq. m. during the first stage of the project, is also set for completion and will be ready for operation in October 2010.

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