To perfect its specialist cool chain solution, Qatar Airways Cargo announced that it will soon be operating a brand new Climate Control Centre, a 2,470 square metre airside transit facility for temperature-sensitive cargo. The facility will feature two zones operating for 2°- 8°C or 15°- 25°C with capacity to hold a total of 156 ULDs (unit load devices) at a time. Segregated sections within the facility enable storage of pharmaceutical products in compliance with ‘good distribution practice’ (GDP) regulations. To ensure complete temperature integrity, the facility will be equipped with six truck docks, each with inflated curtains and an ante-room as a staging area.
The opening of a dedicated transit facility for courier and mail products at Hamad International Airport was also announced. With a built-up size of 6,700 square metres and a capacity for 256,000 tonnes annually, the facility is complete with screening, handling and storage areas. The award-winning carrier’s cargo terminal 2 (CT2) project is underway with phase 1 scheduled to be completed in 2021. The ground-breaking CT2 has a build-up area of 110,000 square metres, which will boost the airline’s annual cargo capacity to 4.6 million tonnes, a significant increase of 3.2 million tonnes, from the current terminal’s annual capacity of 1.4 million tonnes.
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