WFS expands cargo presence at Copenhagen
29 / 11 / 2021
By Damian Brett
Ground handler WFS is expanding its presence at Copenhagen Airport as it looks to cater for future airfreight growth at the Danish hub.
WFS has signed a a contract for a new terminal three cargo centre, which will measure 3,700 sq m and is due to open in the fourth quarter of next year.
In the meantime, WFS has taken a 12-month lease on an additional facility to meet its capacity needs in the short-term.
Thomas Woldbye, group chief executive of Copenhagen Airports, said: “With this significant expansion of an additional handling terminal, WFS has ensured further improvement and capacity for growth in the airfreight segment in Copenhagen Airport. This fits well with Copenhagen Airport’s cargo strategy and will enable opportunities for future airfreight growth.”
Thomas Egeland, general manager, WFS – Scandinavia, added: “As volumes recover to close to their pre-covid level, and we see new growth potential ahead, we are able to make this new investment to ensure WFS and Copenhagen Airport have the infrastructure in place to maintain high quality cargo handling services, for both our existing clients and future customers which recognise this strategically-important regional cargo hub.”
WFS opened its first 4,600 sq m cargo terminal in Copenhagen in 2008 and expanded with an additional 3,000 sq m terminal two facility at the beginning of 2010. In 2019, WFS also invested in a new GDP-certified Pharma facility, increasing its footprint by a further 1,500 sq m.
In the past 12 months, WFS has renewed airline contracts at Copenhagen Airport with Qatar Airways and Sichuan Airlines, and now handles 100,000 tonnes of cargo annually across its facilities, as well as providing airside cargo handling.