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Finnair Cargo partners with HUB logistics for next-generation cargo terminal handling at Helsinki Airport

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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."

"We are honored to be chosen to support Finnair Cargo's growth strategy. During the latest years, we have systematically worked to modernize automation, inventory management systems and logistics processes, and it gives us the best possible qualifications and expertise to respond to Finnair Cargos emerging needs now and in the future." says Aki Jumppanen, Managing Director, HUB logistics group.

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.