Frankfurt Cargo Services (FCS) helps Germany’s fight against Covid-19
27 / 03 / 2020
By Rachelle Harry
As the Covid-19 pandemic continues, Frankfurt Cargo Services (FCS) is processing time-sensitive essential medical cargo at Frankfurt airport, so that it can be distributed to German hospitals as quickly as possible.
Over the past few days, FCS has handled medical supplies, which were shipped from the US, China and Mexico, to support Germany’s healthcare sector.
Flights that FCS processed cargo for include an American Airlines cargo-only flight, which utilised a Boeing 777-300 passenger aircraft, carrying 45 tons of medical supplies, electronics, telecommunications equipment and mail for the active US military.
FCS has also handled seven tons of respirator masks from China for the German Ministry of Health, which arrived in Frankfurt onboard Air China and China Southern Airlines’ flights. This equipment is now in use in hospitals across Germany.
Other essential, life-saving shipments included medical equipment and respirator masks from Asia, which touched down in Frankfurt on their way to Romania, onboard an Aeromexico Boeing 787-900.
Claus Wagner, managing director at FCS, commented: “Alongside our priorities of safety and security, all the emphasis for these shipments is on speed because the faster this equipment reaches medical professionals, the more lives they can save.
“In these extreme circumstances, our team are using all of their longstanding handling expertise to ensure every flight is unloaded and loaded, and all cargo processed, with immediate effect because we recognize our responsibility to support key workers all over Germany.
“FCS staff, along with employees across the transport and logistics sector, have been designated as ‘pillars of society’ by the German government to ensure we can continue to perform our vital role as part of Germany’s rapid response to coronavirus.”