Freight traffic to and from China and Southeast Asia accounted at 20 per cent of Sheremetyevo’s total cargo turnover in 2017. Chinese directions are traditionally among the busiest at Sheremetyevo: Shanghai (PVG), Beijing (PEK) and Hong Kong (HKG) were among the busiest international routes in 2017.
The airport said it experienced impressive growth in freight traffic on the routes to Zhengzhou (CGO) and Chengdu (CTU) in 2017. Routes to Singapore (SIN), Hanoi (HAN) and Bangkok (BKK) were also among the busiest in 2017.
The launch of commercial operation of the new Moscow Cargo complex at the end of 2017 was one of the main steps in reaching Sheremetyevo’s strategic development goal of establishing itself as the leading European hub for global cargo flows.
Sheremetyevo plans to handle over 700,000 tonnes of cargo annually by 2024. In this regard, the design and construction of the second stage of the cargo terminal with an additional capacity of 380 thousand tonnes of cargo annually will be started this year.
Sheremetyevo International Airport said it will strengthen its position as the European hub for global cargo flows in partnership with PJSC Aeroflot and Volga-Dnepr.
Cargo terminal The Moscow Cargo terminal is equipped with seven-level Automatic Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS) that has 3,198 loose/pallet cargo storage locations. There is a Sizeable four-storey Pallet Container Handling System (PCHS) with a storage area for 576 Unit Load Devices (ULD), 60 of
which are specially designed for temperature-sensitive ULDs (from +2 to +8°С).
The complex has 13 conveyor lines with an access to the apron, 29 stations for cargo reception and delivery equipped with truck docks and dock shelters, two of which are designated for heavy and oversized cargo (including cars) and two for express cargo and courier parcels.