Is it the role of the airport help train and recruit workers for sustained cargo growth?

Air cargo industry stakeholders are no strangers to the difficulties involved in recruiting skilled labor to fill warehousing and ground handling vacancies at growing airports. But does responsibility fall on the airport, or the individual stakeholders in need of labor? A number of airports, such as Liège Airport (LGG) and Istanbul New Airport (ISL), are […]

Top 5 ground handling innovations

In anticipation of a continued increase in cargo volumes into 2019, particularly of high-value and specialized goods, such as pharmaceuticals and e-commerce, industry providers are working to develop technologies optimizing security and efficiency in operations. Ground handling operations, however, tend to be a weak point in the supply chain and are often badly in need […]

Top 5 ground handling innovations part I: streamlining scattered operations with digital technology

  This first part of our top five innovations in ground handling feature focuses on the products of the air cargo industry’s digital technology trend. While there are many projects pushing for automation and digitalization of processes, the key to ensuring widespread use of the technology across airport stakeholders relies upon creating a product that […]

WFS to build new pharma facility in Copenhagen

Paris-based cargo handler Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) announced its plans to build a new pharmaceutical facility at Copenhagen Airport (CPH). Construction of the facility will begin in April. The new building will cover an area of 1,500 square meters equipped with temperature-controlled facilities for 2°C to 8°C pharmaceutical products. The building will be accessible through […]

Turkish Cargo launches cargo ops from Istanbul New Airport

Turkish Cargo carried out its first air domestic and international cargo operations aboard passenger aircraft from Istanbul New Airport (ISL) to Ankara (ESB) and Ercan International Airport (ECN), respectively, on Feb. 4, according to flight tracking software and a statement from the carrier. The launch marks the beginning of the carrier’s move into its future […]

Swissport invests in LHR with full acquisition of Cargo Handling Ltd.

Zurich-based cargo handler Swissport is purchasing the remaining 50 percent stake in Heathrow Cargo Handling Ltd. (HCH) – the other half of which it already owns. Swissport’s executive vice president for the Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) region, Luzius Wirth, said the move will “round off our global cargo business,” adding that “on the […]
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