Swissport adds forwarder handling services at Frankfurt

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Swissport has continued to roll out its forwarder handling services, with JAS Worldwide utilising the product in Frankfurt.

The handler has been offering forwarder handling at its facilities in Vienna and Graz for a number of years but is now looking to roll the service out globally.

Frankfurt is the latest location to offer the service and forwarder JAS Worldwide has decided to sign up for the offering.

Forwarder handling sees Swissport add a direct business relationship with forwarders and not solely with airlines.

Among the handling solutions for forwarders are build-up/break-down, security screening, sorting, services which before forwarders dealt with in their own warehouses.

Swissport said that the expansion of forwarder handling is in line with the company’s “holistic approach of serving the entire logistics community beyond airlines”.

“By offering forwarder handling we are contributing to our customers’ value creation and can also eliminate third-party involvement, which translates directly into time and cost savings for our customers,” said Andreas Behnke, managing director interim of Swissport Cargo Services Germany and Austria.

“Combined with our digitalized processes and tools, the new offer allows for streamlined logistics processes and efficient freight handling.”

Swissport became JAS Worldwide’s sole cargo handling agent at the airport in January.

Matthias Frey, vice president global airfreight operations at JAS Worldwide, said: “We are pleased to solidify another partnership with Swissport through this new ground services agreement. Given their exceptional service record, particularly in JAS’s Pharma sector, we are confident in Swissport’s ability to deliver the same level of excellence at Frankfurt Airport.”

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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]