Airport Technology - Patrick Atack

WFS built its first facility at Madrid's airport in 2001, the new terminal will be its fifth in the city.

Cargo logistics firm Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has begun construction on its new cargo handling terminal at the Spanish capital’s Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport.

The terminal, WFS’s fifth in Madrid, is expected to open for operations in Q1 2024. The firm has signed a 30-year lease on the 6,500m2 building.

Key to the new site is its temperature-controlled cool rooms for pharma and perishable shipments, to be managed at between 2-8°C and 15-25°C respectively.

17 landside truck docks will be linked to airside operations by a mechanised handling system, along with 20-foot ULD [unit load device] handling capabilities, and a secured refrigerated cargo acceptance area.

WFS said the new terminal will be powered by 100% renewable energy, via solar panels located on the roof of the facility.

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