Humidity Control Room Boosts U-Freight’s Aviation MRO Logistics Services

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

Singapore, Singapore, July 29, 2009 --( The Humidity Control Room, measuring 9 metres long, 5.2 metres wide and 4 metres high, is housed within UFL’s wholly-owned Logistics Centre in Singapore, which is TAPA-certified, has 24-hour manned security and is equipped with CCTV monitoring, as well as a PCSC Card Access Control system.

This latest initiative supports 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.

For some time prior to that decision, the company’s logistics hub in Singapore had been developing into a regional service centre, becoming recognised as a key service provider to the aviation and aerospace industry in Singapore.

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

Mr Ong says: “In the aviation sector, Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) 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.”

There are four main categories of traffic at which UFL is targeting its MRO logistics services: 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.

Mr Ong concludes: “With our new Humidity Control Room, we can offer a genuine one stop shop for companies that require MRO logistics services, including freight management, transportation, storage and security.”

Ian Matheson
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