Challenge Handling may manage 320,000 tonnes cargo at Liege in 2024

Challenge Handling secures new partners including MSC Air Cargo, Georgian Airlines and Coyne Airways

Challenge Handling may handle 320,000 tonnes cargo at Liege in 2024

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Challenge Handling is anticipating a record-breaking milestone - 320,000 tonnes of handled cargo - in 2024.

Challenge Handling has announced collaborations with MSC Air Cargo, Georgian Airlines and Coyne Airways in addition to its longstanding partnerships with Network Airline Services, Magma and Eurocargo, says an official release.

"These partnerships not only signify a strengthening of global ties but also underscore the company's dedication to providing unparalleled services. Additionally, Challenge Handling is set to support Challenge Group’s expanding fleet which will include four new freighters. Challenge Handling is also actively seeking third-party customers to benefit from its integrated and tailored air cargo handling solutions. This remarkable combination positions Challenge Handling at the forefront of innovation and growth."

David Alexis, General Manager, Challenge Handling says: "Positioned at the forefront of Europe's logistical landscape, Challenge Handling embodies cutting-edge infrastructure. In the upcoming year 2024, we anticipate reaching new heights as we project a historic milestone in cargo handling and forge strategic partnerships. As we make substantial investments to better serve our customers, we solidify our position as the go-to GHA in and out of Europe."

Challenge Handling is going big on technological enhancements. Two apps will be launched: the Truck Slot Booking Application and the Operational Handling Application to facilitate and improve live data capture, the release added. "In addition, truck loading software will speed up the handling of perishables, and 24/7 digital live tracking and monitoring of ramp activities will help to identify areas of improvement and enable fast action in case of irregularities. These efficiency measures are complemented by fast, round-the-clock customs clearance at Liège."

Challenge Handling will also be investing in electrical cars on the ramp, electrical tractors and other greener GPU equipment this year. Challenge Handling employs 500 people and manages three warehouses bringing its total handling area to 42.000 m², the release added.

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