Fraport and Swissport lay foundation stone

Fraport AG and Swissport Cargo Services have laid the foundation stone for Swissport’s new airfreight facility at Frankfurt Airport (FRA).

The new building at CargoCity South will expand Swissport’s handling capacities by almost 50 percent. The property meets every requirement for state-of-the-art airfreight handling. The warehouse concept includes a material handling system that allows containers and pallets to be automatically stored in and removed from the warehouse.

Swissport is expanding its range of special temperature storage for customers from the pharmaceutical industry. The new cargo centre will be fitted out in accordance with the strict IATA criteria and will be CEIV Pharma-certified after going into operation.

Felix Kreutel, senior vice president of Real Estate and Properties at Fraport AG, commented: “Fraport operates Europe’s largest cargo hub at Frankfurt Airport. We intend to write another chapter in this success story together with our long-standing customer Swissport. To achieve this, we are continuously optimising our service and product range and offering intelligent infrastructure solutions for our customers.”

Willy Ruf, senior vice president Central & Eastern Europe, Swissport, said during the foundation stone ceremony: “We are looking forward to offering our customers individual air cargo services at one of Europe’s most modern and sustainable airfreight facilities starting in the fall of 2020. Frankfurt Airport thus remains one of the most important airfreight locations in our global Swissport network.”

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