Groundforce Portugal joins Cargo 2000

GROUNDFORCE Portugal has joined the growing ranks of air cargo handling organisations that have made a commitment to join Cargo 2000’s quality management program.
Fernando Melo (right), chief executive officer of Groundforce, said: “Cargo 2000 is a certification process that officially measures best practice and provides the indicators that are necessary for continuous improvement. Our customers already recognise our experience and the quality we deliver and now by joining Cargo 2000, we are further demonstrating our commitment to the complete fulfilment of all the industry standard requirements and procedures.
“Following the Continuous Improvement Process embraced by Groundforce Portugal, that includes certification for ISO 9001/2000, OSHAS 18001, ISAGO IATA, ISO 14000, SA 8000 and Investors in People, Cargo 2000 will be an important complement and contribution to the path of excellence we are pursuing.”
In 2008, Groundforce handled nearly 123,000 tonnes of export and import cargo.
Lothar Moehle, regional director EMEA for Cargo 2000, said: “With 28 of the world’s leading airlines already members of Cargo 2000, as well as so many global forwarding and logistics organisations, it is clear that ground handlers want to also show their commitment to improving air cargo quality. They are a vital part of the supply chain. Given its strong position in the Portuguese market, Groundforce is an excellent addition to our membership.”

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