Mumbai, Maharastra India (PressExposure) June 22, 2011 -- Leading air cargo ground handling provider Delhi Cargo Services Center (DCSC), SPV of Delhi International Airport Pvt. Ltd. and Cargo Service Center India Pvt. Ltd. has signed up Siemens Limited to set up a state-of-the-art cargo handling equipment for the Integrated Cargo Complex at Delhi International Airport.
Siemens Limited's Mobility Division will outfit the main terminal - T1 with air cargo handling solution (MHS) which will include Automatic Storage and Retrieval System, Cargo Workstation, Pallet and Container Storage and Handling System, all managed and controlled by high-level IT systems. Siemens Mobility Division will also supply high-end automation, Elevating Transfer Vehicles (ETV), Transfer Vehicles (TV), shuttles and hoists for fast movement of unit loading devices. High-end software that interfaces with other IT systems will ensure faster clearance of cargo.
Starting with a mechanized handling system, in a span of four years, T1 will be largely automated in its operations with a capacity to handle more than 600,000 MT of cargo annually. Siemens will also maintain the system initially for a period of 2 years.
The total investment in the MHS will be to the tune of Euro 37 million, out of which the initial order to Siemens is for Euro 27million, approximately Rs.165 crores which is till date India's largest cargo handling system contract.
Siemens Limited won the contract based on its established presence in the cargo handling equipment space as well as robust technology solutions that are flexible and expandable.
Radharamanan Panicker, MD, DCSC, said, "DCSC is focused on providing seamless and enhanced quality of cargo services to our customers, and we found the right partner in Siemens. We expect huge growth in cargo volumes and traffic, and such a reliable and high-performance cargo handling equipment will help respond to this demand."
Tilakraj Seth, Vice President & Head of the Mobility Division, Siemens Limited, said, "Siemens has implemented over 300 airport logistics systems worldwide. We will use this extensive global experience and proven state-of-the-art technology to enable DCSC to provide highly-efficient and reliable cargo handling services."
Siemens Mobility Division is one of the world's largest material handling solutions provider. Siemens cargo handling solutions include loading ramps, build-up/break-down areas, ULD transport, storage systems, high-bay warehouses, as well as complete IT and control solutions for manual or fully-automatic systems. These solutions minimize engineering expenditures, commissioning times and service costs.