Changi Airport gets new perishables centre

Singapore Airport Terminal Services Limited (SATS) has announced plans to launch Coolport @ Changi, Singapore’s first on-airport perishables handling centre, in the first quarter of 2010. To be built at a cost of S$12 million (US$8.23 million), Coolport @ Changi will handle terminal and transit perishables cargo within the Free Trade Zone and will have […]


Singapore Airport Terminal Services Limited (SATS) has announced plans to launch Coolport @ Changi, Singapore’s first on-airport perishables handling centre, in the first quarter of 2010.

To be built at a cost of S$12 million (US$8.23 million), Coolport @ Changi will handle terminal and transit perishables cargo within the Free Trade Zone and will have multi-tiered zones, with different temperatures ranging from -28°C to 18°C, to handle a wide range of commodities such as live seafood, ornamental fish, meats, fresh produce and flowers. The facility will also have a dedicated system in place to handle urgent medical cargo, strengthening Singapore’s position as Asia’s leading biomedical hub.

Located within SATS Airfreight Terminal 2, it will have an annual operating capacity of approximately 250,000 tonnes, with scope for expansion from the current 8,000 sq.m to 14,000 sq.m and will be designed in accordance with internationally recognised Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) guidelines for food safety.

And important for tapping the growing regional Muslim food supply chain, the facility will also be the fi rst Halal certified air cargo hub for perishables in Asia Pacific. With the key Halal certification the facility will also enable airlines to forward fresh products to the Middle East with Singapore as a distribution centre. The centre will also provide dual warehousing and distribution services.