U-Freight opens logistics facility

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U-Freight Group has opened a new logistics facility in Singapore, which allows appropriate levels of humidity to be maintained during the handling and storage of aircraft engines and aviation components.

The humidity control room measure nine metres long, 5.2 metres wide and four metres high and is housed within UFL’s wholly-owned logistics centre, which is TAPA-certified.

The move follows UFL’s decision in 2008 to build its presence in the market for the provision of supply chain management services to manufacturers, operators and vendors involved in the global aviation and aerospace industry.

UFL is targeting four main categories of traffic: aircraft parts moved for installation on an aircraft; parts shipped in for overhaul and then returned to the original location; parts moved to another location after repair and overhaul; and parts returned after loan to another operator.

T.H. Ong, managing director of U-Freight Singapore, said the investment in the Humidity Control Room reflects the seriousness with which UFL is determined to establish a first-class reputation in this sector.

He added: “In the aviation sector, maintenance, repair and overhaul activity is both a billion dollar industry and a vital foundation to the successful and profitable running of the world’s airlines. Since taking the decision to expand our presence in this sector, we have not hesitated to invest in our services.

“Before we commissioned the humidity control room, we ran exhaustive tests on all the equipment, including the de-humidifiers, to ensure no problems would be encountered once in service.”

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