Airport operator and owner Fraport has announced the addition of two new cool dollies to transport cargo between aircraft and handling facilities at Frankfurt Airport
The operator said the new refrigerated trailers would bring its total fleet for cross-apron transportation up to 20 temperature-controlled transporters.
“The two new refrigerated transporters will give us maximum flexibility when it comes to handling temperature-sensitive goods. We have profound expertise in this area, and our customers benefit from this. It means that we can offer ideal infrastructure conditions together with our partners at Air Cargo Community in Frankfurt,” said Siegfried Pasler, head of ground handling services at Fraport.
The new dollies allow for the transportation of temperature-sensitive products in a range of between -20 and 30 degrees Celsius.
Each transporter has two cabins, which can be accessed efficiently from both sides. Each cabin is also fitted with an individually adjustable cooling system.
When the engine is switched off and the outside temperature is 30 degrees Celsius, the cabin will remain at the set temperature for over 60 minutes. The transporters also have temperature monitoring system and a tracking systems.
The expansion in pharma dollies comes as the operator has come under fire for its decision to merge its cargo division into another area of the business and also remove board member position directly responsible for cargo from the airport operator’s management body.