Sheremetyevo International Airport begins construction of new cargo terminal
Lufthansa Consulting has signed a contract with Russian design firm IngStroyExpert to begin the construction of a cargo terminal at Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO). The new terminal is expected to be operational by the end of next year.
As Russia’s highest-volume cargo airport, SVO handled 251,000 tonnes of airfreight in 2010. To maintain its market position, the airport has decided to build a multimodal cargo terminal in compliance with best freight-handling processes.
Project investor Kratos Group is partnering with the Russian investment firm, Interros Company, in the construction of the new terminal.
The project managers have tasked Lufthansa Consulting with conceiving an effective material handling system and defining procedures for transporting both general freight and perishable items. Lufthansa Consulting will also map out the terminal’s IT architecture and devise security measures.
Interros Vice President Sergei Batekhin believes the new terminal will modernize SVO’s freight operations. “We consider this project to be a promising one — not only for us as professional investors, but also for the state as a whole,” he said in a statement. “Creation of a network of modern transportation logistics hubs is a key element to the country’s transportation infrastructure upgrade.”