Swissport adds forwarder handling in Germany

New service complements Swissport’s portfolio of air cargo services for airlines and will now be rolled out globally

Swissport adds forwarder handling in Germany

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Following the expansion of the partnership with JAS Worldwide at Frankfurt Airport, Swissport now also provides freight forwarder handling in Germany.

The new service complements Swissport’s existing portfolio of air cargo services for airlines and will now be rolled out globally across the company’s network, says an official release.

"With the launch of forwarder handling, Swissport is expanding its service offering in the German cargo market. Effective January 15, 2024, Swissport has become JAS's sole cargo handling agent for Frankfurt Airport. The two partners have worked on a coordinated implementation to facilitate a smooth transition."

Swissport first expanded into forwarder handling in Austria where it has been offering the service in Vienna and Graz since 2010 and 2016, respectively, the release added.

“By offering forwarder handling, we are contributing to our customers’ value creation and can also eliminate third-party involvement, which translates directly into time and cost savings for our customers,” says Andreas Behnke, Managing Director ad interim, Germany and Austria, Swissport Cargo Services. “Combined with our digitised processes and tools, the new offer allows for streamlined logistics processes and efficient freight handling.”

Matthias Frey, Vice President, Global Airfreight Operations, JAS Worldwide adds: "We are pleased to solidify another partnership with Swissport through this new ground services agreement. Given their exceptional service record, particularly in JAS's pharma sector, we are confident in Swissport's ability to deliver the same level of excellence at Frankfurt Airport."

Swissport recently launched the DUS Cargo Services joint venture in collaboration with Düsseldorf Airport, strengthening Swissport’s cargo presence in Germany, the release added.

Swissport handled roughly 4.7 million tonnes of air freight in 2023 (2022: 4.8 million tonnes) at 115 air cargo centres worldwide. At the end of December 2023, Swissport, with around 60,000 employees, was active at 286 airports in 44 countries.

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