• Capabilities: Business Advisory
  • Sectors: Aviation
  • Region: Asia , Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur International Airport Cargo City

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - In 2011 Kuala Lumpur International Airport was ranked the 14th busiest airport in the world based on international passenger traffic. For a hub that handled 35 million passengers and 1.2 million tonnes of cargo each year, a new commercial strategy and master plan was urgently required as demands were predicted to outstrip the available capacity.

2,500

hectares of new cargo facility

20%

reduction in environmental impact

With comprehensive knowledge of airport operations, airspace design, aircraft performance and their interplay with complex technical issues, Arcadis was appointed in 2012 to design and deliver the operating strategy for a new cargo facility that would be spread across 2,500 hectares of adjacent land. 


Delivering containers to the plane

The master planning services Arcadis provided covered planning parameters, facility requirements, traffic forecasting, construction phasing and scheduling. The team also helped to minimize the environmental impact of the new cargo facility.   As part of the role, we also delivered the potential investment opportunities for the new cargo facility. By proactively integrating several key stakeholders, the team ensured all of them were aligned around a common vision.  With the support of Arcadis, the new cargo facility has become an international cargo and logistic hub and helped to link the national supply chain with global hubs. 


Outcomes

2,500

hectares of new cargo facility

20%

reduction in environmental impact

Over 1.2m

tonnes of cargo handled each year

Questions about this project

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