WFS strikes DHL cargo deal in France

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DHL Aviation has signed a new multi-year contract with Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) to manage freight at its airport stations in France.

This renewed partnership extends the two companies’ 14-year relationship in France. DHL signed its first freight handling contract with WFS in Paris in 2010.

The DHL CDG HUB is designed to help the business continuously and rapidly handle packages and is equipped with a “next-generation shipment sorter”.

Currently, the CDG HUB provides strategic air links with other DHL hub locations within and outside Europe, such as Leipzig and Brussels airports, as well as Casablanca, Morocco.

In addition, WFS manages onboard truck freight services for the CDG HUB from Leipzig and Brussels, as well as freight reception points for DHL Aviation throughout France, including Orly, Bordeaux, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes, Strasbourg, Toulouse, Basle-Mulhouse and Nice.

Laurent Bernard, vice president cargo France at WFS, explained: “DHL is a significant customer of WFS in Paris and across our network in France. We have a strong partnership and this extension to our warehouse contract clearly shows our service performance satisfies DHL’s high standards.

“Maintaining this contract is very important to our business in France and helps to demonstrate WFS’ capabilities to DHL for wider partnership growth across our global network in the future.”

Filippo Capogreco, vice president DHL Aviation, added: “We are proud to give continuity to an operational and business partnership that has worked well for years and with mutual satisfaction.

“We would like to thank John Batten (CEO EMEAA at WFS) and his entire workgroup of professionals for the quality work done so far and even more for the better work we will do in the future.”

Recent business developments for WFS include a new three-year contract with Air China Cargo in Los Angeles, and a contract with Finnair for cargo warehouse handling at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport in France.

WFS’ parent company SATS recently confirmed its intention to acquire Sweden’s Terminal & Transporttjänst i Sigtuna (TT) and APH Logistics through its wholly-owned subsidiary, WFS Sweden.

WFS set to swoop on Swedish cargo businesses

WFS wins Air China Cargo contract in LA

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Rebecca Jeffrey

Rebecca Jeffrey
New to aviation journalism, I joined Air Cargo News in late 2021 as deputy editor. I previously worked for Mercator Media’s six maritime sector magazines as a reporter, heading up news for Port Strategy. Prior to this, I was editor for Recruitment International (now TALiNT International). Contact me on: [email protected]