Swissport Cargo Services to expand at Frankfurt

By Damian Brett

Swissport Cargo Services Deutschland is set to open a new cargo handling warehouse at Frankfurt Airport developed by operator Fraport.

The new building – located in CargoCity South at Frankfurt Airport (FRA) – has 17,000 sq m of floor space, including temperature-controlled zones for handling sensitive pharmaceutical products.

There are also 2,400 sq m of office and communal space. Swissport is aiming to start operations at the facility in November.

“The property meets the stringent requirements of a cutting-edge air cargo handling facility,” said Felix Kreutel, head of real estate and energy at Fraport.

“The warehouse connects the airside and landside areas of the airport through separate freight yards. Moreover, its groundbreaking material-handling system represents an important step in the continued automation of our freight processes.

“Equipped in accordance with the strict criteria of IATA, the new cargo center is also expected to be CEIV Pharma-certified after going into operation. The successful completion of this highly complex project is another powerful testament to the exceptionally broad portfolio and proven expertise of Fraport’s real estate development team.”

Willy Ruf, senior vice president central and eastern Europe at Swissport International, added: “We are delighted that, from November, we will be in a position to handle the cargo of our customers in Frankfurt in one of Europe’s most state-of-the-art air cargo centers.

“Our new cargo warehouse has 50% more handling capacity and is therefore a commitment to growth at Frankfurt Airport. With the integrated Swissport Pharma Center, which has several cooling zones, we are well-equipped to satisfy the stringent requirements for the temperature-controlled transportation of medicines and vaccines.”

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