Nils Pries Knudsen nominated as Head of Global Cargo Services at Swissport International

Swissport International, the world’s leading provider of ground services to the aviation sector, has appointed Nils Pries Knudsen, Senior Vice President Cargo Europe, to take over the responsibility for the Global Cargo Services at Swissport International, with immediate effect. In this role Nils Pries Knudsen will directly report to Per H. Utnegaard, Group President and CEO of Swissport International.

Nils P. Knudsen is bringing over 30 years of international logistics and transport industry experience and a proven track record. He joined Swissport International in January 2009 as Senior Vice President Cargo - Europe, and will maintain this role until further notice. Before joining Swissport Nils had various senior positions with SAS Cargo Group, DHL and Maersk.

Per H. Utnegaard, Group President & CEO of Swissport International said: “Nils has a profound knowledge of the air cargo and logistics industry and a proven track-record, and he will play a vital role in further developing the global cargo business.”

Swissport International Ltd. provides ground services for around 118 million passengers and 3.5 million tonnes of cargo a year on behalf of some 650 client-companies in the aviation sector. With a workforce of around 40,000 personnel, Swissport is active at 192 stations in 38 countries on five continents, and generates annual consolidated operating revenue of CHF 1.9 billion.

For further information please contact:

Swissport International Ltd.    
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CH-8058 Zurich-Airport  
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