Baggage and cargo handling systems enable the smooth handling and transportation of passenger luggage and cargo shipments at airports. Automated baggage handling systems that accurately track and process the flow of luggage are essential for efficient baggage handling.

High-performance ground and cargo handling equipment and solutions can serve as key enablers for an airport as air cargo accounts for 35% of global trade by value.

Leading suppliers of airport baggage handling equipment and air cargo handling equipment

Airport Technology has listed leading suppliers and contractors of baggage and cargo handling systems and related equipment. The list includes suppliers of baggage handling solutions,  baggage screening systems, baggage management systems and software, automated baggage handling systems, belting and conveyor belt splicing systems, self-service check-in systems and offloading solutions for baggage and cargo.

The directory also includes providers of lifting and transportation systems, cargo handling systems, weighing systems, bag tagging services and conveying units, in addition to baggage and cargo handling equipment such as lifters, trolleys, carts, wooden crates, pallets, and steel skids.

The download document is designed for baggage handling systems technicians, baggage handling system support engineers and supervisors, ground operations managers and executives, baggage and cargo handling systems maintenance technicians, air cargo handling service providers, airport services agents, ramp agents, automated systems technicians and airport services supervisor.

The document contains detailed information on the suppliers and their product lines, alongside contact details to aid your purchasing decision.

Related Buyer’s Guides which cover an extensive range of airport equipment, suppliers and manufacturers can also be found here.

Selecting airport baggage handling equipment

An effectively designed baggage handling system can improve baggage handling capacity, process efficiency and passenger experience while ensuring safety. Automated baggage handling systems are increasingly becoming common in airports as they are cost-effective, energy-efficient and enable smooth handling of baggage even during peak times.

Some of the components of baggage handling systems include:

  • Check-in and self-bag drop systems
  • X-ray screening
  • Hold baggage screening
  • Early baggage storage
  • Bag transport and sortation systems
  • Baggage unloading systems
  • Baggage reclaim carousels

Cost and quality, item handling capabilities, and ease of use regarding the latest technologies and software are some of the factors considered while selecting a baggage handling system.

Air cargo handling services

Airlines transport more than 52 million tonnes of goods a year. Air cargo services are more secure and safer compared to other forms of transportation as the risk of loss of cargo is less.

Air cargo handling services refer to the landside processing of goods right from shipment booking and planning to preparation, transit, unloading and forwarding for dispatch and delivery.

The use of the right and effective cargo handling equipment can help in securely handling air cargo. Some of the air cargo handling equipment used at airports include:

  • Dollies
  • Tugs and tractors
  • Container loaders
  • Transporters and transfer vehicles
  • Salve pallets
  • Roller conveyors
  • Ball decks