Lufthansa selects Swissport for cargo handling in Nairobi

Source: Swissport

Lufthansa has selected Swissport to provide cargo handling and warehousing services at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta Airport.

The handler has been providing Lufthansa with ramp handling and check-in and gate services at the airport for the past 11 years but has now added cargo to the portfolio.

“We are pleased to extend our partnership with the Lufthansa Group and to serve one of the globally leading cargo airlines at Nairobi International airport,” said Racheal Ndegwa, managing director of Swissport Kenya.

“Air cargo handling and warehousing are crucial components of our business, and we are proud to match the needs of Lufthansa Cargo with our operational readiness and world-class facilities here in Nairobi.”

Swissport’s Nairobi cargo center offers 10,400 sq m for the handling of general cargo as well as perishables and temperature-sensitive goods.

The facility includes a Swissport Pharma Center, which has been certified by IATA’s CEIV Pharma, and has also been certified with CEIV Fresh.

Swissport said it had recently launched a “flower corridor”, which brings together all stakeholders of the flower export line, from farm operators to airlines and forwarders.

“The innovative process quickly proved to be very successful as it helps extend the shelf life of fresh-cut flowers and thus reduces waste,” Swissport said.

Swissport serves more than 20 airline customers in Nairobi, handling 320 flights and some 5,800 tons of cargo per month.

Swissport gains CEIV Fresh in Kenya

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Damian Brett

Damian Brett
I have been writing about the freight and logistics industry since 2007 when I joined International Freighting Weekly to cover the shipping sector.After a stint in PR, I have gone on to work for Containerisation International and Lloyds List - where I was editor of container shipping - before joining Air Cargo News in 2015.Contact me on [email protected]