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Swissport builds best cargo terminal in Africa

Published on May 11, 2016

Swissport Tanzania said yesterday that construction of its new 13 million US dollar (over 26bn/-) state-of-the-art import cargo facility will be completed by the end of this month.

The terminal, with the capacity of handling 80,000 tonnes, is the first of its kind in Africa that uses radio frequency identification (RFID) for easing cargo identification. Swissport Tanzania Chief Executive Officer Gaudence Temu said the use of RFID cuts down tracking process and time from the previous 30 minutes to merely ten minutes now.

The terminal has special cargo areas for animal, dangerous goods -- such as radioactive material-- morgue, pharmaceutical and two cold storage facilities of between -20 and 8 degree Celsius and a strong room. Read more. Source | Daily News