Swissport and Cargolux ink global agreement

Swissport has become the preferred supplier of cargo and ramp handling services at selected destinations for European-based freighter airline Cargolux.
The two companies have signed a five-year global strategic partnership agreement that takes effect from January 2015.
The cooperation  extends to stations in Europe and the US. Further destinations are to follow in the near future.
The aim in teaming up a leading ground and cargo handling provider with Europe’s largest cargo airline is to “further improve quality standards at the respective stations in a joint effort to provide shared customers with best-of-breed cargo services across the globe”.
“Swissport and Cargolux are a perfect fit, as both companies set their priorities on high-quality services and reliability as a partner”, says Nils Pries Knudsen, head of global cargo at Swissport. “We are very much looking forward to build and expand our common network even further.”
Dirk Reich, Cargolux president and chief executive, said: “The close cooperation with Swissport is a great pleasure and a commitment to provide even better services to our demanding customers”, says
Luxembourg-based Cargolux operates a fleet of 11 Boeing 747-8 freighters and 11 Boeing 747-400 freighters.
Swissport operates 120 warehouses and moves approx. 4.1m tonnes of cargo per year with a workforce of around 55,000 personnel, Swissport is active at more than 265 stations in 45 countries across five continents, and generates annual consolidated operating revenue of SFr3bn.
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