dnata to boost Zürich cargo capacity by over 50%

dnata is planning to operate its new 9,500 sq.mt advanced warehouse facility as the sole occupant

dnata to boost Zürich cargo capacity by over 50%
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dnata, a leading global air and travel services provider, will boost its cargo handling capacity by over 50 percent at Zürich Airport in Switzerland in response to continued solid demand across its operations.

"Having signed a lease agreement with the airport authority, the company is planning to operate its new 9,500 sq.mt advanced warehouse facility as the sole occupant. Construction of the facility has already begun and is scheduled to be completed by 2027," says an official release.

The new Rächtenwisen warehouse will provide 20 docking ramps for trucks, and separate areas for the handling of import and export processes as well as hazardous goods, the release added. "It will also include temperature-controlled areas for sensitive products such as pharmaceuticals and other perishable items. In line with dnata’s group target of reducing its global carbon emissions and waste to landfill by 50 percent by 2030, the airport also plans to install solar PV panels to the roof of the landside building."

Wily Ruf, Managing Director, dnata Switzerland says: “We are delighted to have secured this new facility in partnership with Zürich Airport. Our cargo business continues to grow, and this warehouse will ensure that we go beyond the demands of our customers, providing them with our best-in-class ground and cargo handling services. We will continue to invest in people, infrastructure and equipment to take our business to the next level in Switzerland.”

dnata currently operates at two Swiss airports, Zürich Airport and Geneva Airport, providing a range of ground handling and cargo services to more than 30 airlines with 1,100 customer-oriented employees, the release added.

"The company has recently rolled out its advanced OneCargo across its cargo operations in Switzerland. OneCargo automates key business and operational functions including safety and quality monitoring, reporting and ULD management, with an integrated, cloud-based platform. AI-driven tools and analytics provide enhanced visibility on sales and business performance, allowing customers to match real-time demand with available capacity for maximum profitability. In addition, OneCargo eliminates all redundancies and manual check sheets, substantially improving operational efficiency."

dnata’s team moved over 60,000 tonnes of cargo in Geneva and Zürich in the financial year 2022-23, the release added.

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