Swissport signs up for ten more years with SEGRO

Heathrow Cargo Centre

Cargo handler Swissport has signed a 10-year deal to continue leasing its 104,000 sq ft facility at SEGRO’s Heathrow Cargo Centre.

The Cargo Centre, which in total comprises 1.2m sq ft of space, offers direct access to the apron, “reducing waiting times and providing more certainty around deliveries”, SEGRO said.

Gareth Baker, regional director for Heathrow at SEGRO, said: “This long-term commitment ensures Swissport and its customers can continue to benefit from our well-positioned, airside cargo facilities at Heathrow Airport, which are integral to the efficient and reliable movement of goods.

“Swissport’s decision also reflects the importance of Heathrow Airport for UK exports and imports and the strong demand for the properties in our portfolio.”

Jason Gaskell chief operating officer, cargo, western Europe at Swissport, added: “Heathrow remains key to our UK cargo operations, our commitment to SEGRO’s Heathrow Cargo Centre will allow Swissport to strengthen its air cargo operations and service capabilities at Heathrow airport allowing our customers a stable platform for further growth.”

The agreement of the new terms with Swissport follows long-term commitments from Air Canada and Worldwide Flight Services which have both resigned leases in 2019.

The lease includes a clause which gives SEGRO the ability to progress a future redevelopment of the Cargo Centre to support the proposed expansion of the airport.

 

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