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With Valentine's Day fast approaching handler Swissport says that 9,000 tons of blossoms travel safely through its Flower Corridor, from the Kenyan highlands to Europe. Every week, 400 to 500 tons of cargo, 85% of which are fresh flowers, normally pass through Swissport's 10,400 square meter cargo centre at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya, but this volume increases by over 50% in the run-up to Valentine's Day. The facility ... [+]

Swissport Cargo launches in Australia

Swissport has launched air cargo handling operations in Australia with services at Sydney Airport starting during November. It follows the acquisition of the Australian airport ground handler Aerocare in 2018. Swissport’s first cargo customers in Australia - VietJet and Batik Air – will be able to expedite imports to and ... [+]

Swissport fills a hole in its Spanish network

Swissport International has opened an air cargo centre at Zaragoza Airport, in north-east Spain, its fifth in the country along with Barcelona, Madrid, Malaga, Valencia and Zaragoza. It offers over 4,000sq and provides cargo handling services for general and express cargo. The facility has 14 truck docks. Swissport has provided ... [+]

Swissport gains CEIV Pharma status in Liège and Toronto

Swissport has gained IATA’s CEIV Pharma certification for its cargo centres at Liège Airport in Belgium and Toronto Pearson International Airport in Canada. The handler now operates 21 Pharma Centers and more than 70 pharma-capable air cargo facilities worldwide. Liège is Swissport’s second CEIV Pharma-certified facility in Belgium after Brussels and ... [+]

Swissport adds Kenya cool capacity

Swissport has upgraded its cargo center at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) with a new 750sqm interconnected cold storeroom with direct access from the perishables hub to the airside. The new storeroom can hold up to 110 aircraft pallets, equivalent to just over three B747 freighter loadss. It is ... [+]

Swissport claims ‘milk run’ success

Swissport meanwhile said that its 'Milk Run' supply chain optimization initiative at Schiphol Airport has been a success. It combines freight to and from several cargo forwarders into a single truck, and has saved 20,000 individual truck runs since the start of the operation seven years ago. However, the handler says ... [+]

Electric truck to link Swissport’s new Vienna site

Swissport has officially inaugurated its new air off airport cargo centre near Vienna Airport with a dedicated electric truck shuttle, the first of its kind in the handler’s global network. The new 8,000sq m facility is in the DLH SkyLog Park in Fischamend close to the. Swissport is one of the ... [+]

Swissport to slash UK workforce

Airport handling company Swissport says it will cut 4,556 jobs in the UK – over half its 8,500-strong workforce - blaming the effects of the corona crisis. The company emplys cargo handlers as well as staff dealing with passenger bagge and check-in. Chief executive Jason Holt said the drastic measure would ... [+]

Heathrow handling switch for Oman Air

Swissport International took over Oman Air’s cargo handling at London Heathrow on 3 September. It will also take over handling at , Munich, Frankfurt and Paris Charles de Gaulle by 1 November. [+]

Swissport-Servsair merger cleared

The European Commission cleared the merger between the airport ground and cargo handlers Swissport and Servisair on 18 December, conditional on Swissport disposing of its ground handling activities at Birmingham Airport and Servisair's of activities at London Gatwick Newcastle and Helsinki. The executive did not raise any competition concerns over ... [+]

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