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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 that many freight forwarders still arrange their trucks individually and many vehicles are driving around with 75% of their capacity ... [+]

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 ... [+]

Swissport strike off

Six days of strikes announced by the Unite Union for Swissport cargo staff, due to start at 6.30am on Thursday (27 June) have been called off following a last ditch deal. [+]

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