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Swissport awarded “International Cargo Handler of the Year – Africa” for the third time in a row

Swissport International Ltd., the world’s leading provider of ground and cargo handling services to the aviation industry, has been voted best cargo handler in Africa for the third time in a row by the readers of The STAT Trade Times Magazine. Swissport received the Award during the Air Cargo Africa 2015, the continent’s largest air cargo trade fair.

As part of the respected “International Awards for Excellence in Air Cargo”, the award is widely regarded as the premier accolade for cargo handlers operating in the rapidly developing region. Swissport was chosen for the distinctive honour from various air cargo industry players. The award was presented to Nils Pries Knudsen, SVP and Head of Global Cargo Swissport International, at a Gala Award night during the Air Cargo Africa 2015 conference and exhibition in the city of Ekurhuleni, South Africa, on 26 February 2015.

“It is truly an outstanding achievement by our teams to win this award for the third time in succession, voted for by our customers and their customers. It makes us proud to see recognition for the efforts Swissport employees undertake every single day. We will work very hard to continue to deliver this level of dedication and quality”, Nils P. Knudsen commented.

Swissport International Ltd. provides ground services for around 224 million passengers and handles 4.1 million tonnes of cargo a year on behalf of some 700 client-companies in the aviation sector. With a workforce of around 55,000 personnel, Swissport is active at more than 265 stations in 45 countries across five continents, and generates consolidated operating revenue of CHF 3.0 billion. www.swissport.com

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