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Handling cost / container VS non container cargo

Tue May 08, 2018 3:30 pm

Hi everyone,

What is the cheapest in terms of Handling cost during Turn arounds on A320.
- is it the handling with a non container cargo or is it with a container cargo hold ?

In one situation there's more human and less machine and on the other it's the opposite.

What is the % of difference between the two types of handling ?

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Re: Handling cost / container VS non container cargo

Wed May 09, 2018 2:14 am

Wouldn't that depend very much on the price of labour?
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Re: Handling cost / container VS non container cargo

Thu May 10, 2018 2:39 pm

When looking at cost, the higher fuel burn due to the added weight of containers should be factored in. The reduced cargo volume limiting space should also be factored in.
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Re: Handling cost / container VS non container cargo

Fri May 11, 2018 3:30 am

Here is an article comparing costs

https://www.pegasus-europe.org/Pegasus_ ... ulouse.pdf

The conclusion is that it depends on many factors for whether using containers or not is more profitable. The cost of ground equipment is important in the calculation

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