GTR (Ground Team Red), a joint venture between
AirAsia and SATS, has launched its air cargo hub at the KLIA Air
Cargo Terminal 1 (KACT1).
Located at the former low-cost carrier terminal
in Sepang, the facility spans 93,000 sq ft and was built at a cost
of MYR 23 million.
It adds additional storage to the existing
40,000 sq ft warehouse, and the combined facilities will handle
300,000 tons of air freight annually, strengthening Malaysia’s
goal of being a regional logistic hub.
The new air cargo hub enables GTR to expand its
capabilities by handling both narrow and wide-body aircraft cargo
operations and has motorised material handling system that
facilitates efficient handling of Unit Load Devices (ULDs).
The new air cargo hub also has a
purpose-built 10,000 square feet cold-chain facility for
specialised handling for perishable and pharmaceutical products
and dedicated zones for dangerous goods, pets and valuable cargo
Modern security cargo scanners offer both
horizontal and vertical views of cargo to enhance detection.
Malaysia's Minister of Transport, YB Loke Siew
Fook, said, “I would like to congratulate GTR on the launch of
their Air Cargo hub today, and their efforts to enhance airline
ground handling operations in Malaysia. It is an impressive
facility and will help to further elevate KLIA and klia2 as a key
logistics gateway, in line with my Ministry’s National Logistics
Masterplan to develop Malaysia as a logistics hub. I would also
like to see GTR replicate this facility, in particular their
cold-room capabilities to other airports in Malaysia to add
further value to our ambition of developing Malaysia as a
Ground Team Red CEO Kevin Chin added, “We expect
KLIA’s air cargo to grow steadily. With global eCommerce players
investing in the region, the increased capacity and digitalisation
will enhance air cargo handling services. We will continue our
efforts to strengthen Malaysia’s position to become a world class
logistics hub in the region by adding capabilities in other parts