WFS wins major cargo handling contract with Saudia Cargo

Teddy Zebitz (L) of Saudia Cargo and John Batten of WFS. Source: WFS

Saudia Cargo has extended its partnership with Worldwide Flight Service (WFS) via a multi-station contract that will see the ground handler manage 160,000 tonnes of cargo annually for the carrier at major airports across Europe and the US.

The contract builds on the multi-station contract the companies signed in 2019 and covers services at airports including Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Paris, London, Manchester, Brussels, New York, and Washington. 

WFS will also provide ramp handling services for air cargo shipments onboard over 5,000 passenger and freighter flights per year.

The work outlined in the contract began on February 1.

Saudia Cargo chief executive Teddy Zebitz said: “WFS is a global leader in providing cargo handling services and by awarding this contract to them, we are certain that our operations in pivotal stations on the European and American continent that are part of WFS’ network, will considerably benefit from their highly reliable expertise.”

WFS EMEAA executive vice president John Batten commented: “We are honoured by Saudi Cargo’s trust and confidence in WFS and to be extending our partnership with one of the leading air cargo carriers in the logistics industry. Together, we will combine our efforts to provide the very best service experience for the airline’s customers.”

Mohanned Badri, vice president of operations at Saudia Cargo: ‘This partnership will contribute to the growth of both Saudia Cargo and WFS in providing seamless cargo services, with WFS playing a substantial role in the success of Saudia Cargo’s operations at these stations.

“Both companies are also exploring future opportunities for furthering their partnership by expanding to new destinations where WFS possesses cargo handling capabilities.”

WFS to handle more than 160,000 tons of cargo per year with Saudia Cargo deal

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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]