Swissport is “Cargo Handling Agent of the Year 2013” – for the fifth consecutive year

Swissport International Ltd., the world’s leading provider of ground and cargo services to the aviation sector, was awarded “Air Cargo Handling Agent of the Year 2013” by the distinguished and esteemed ACW World Air Cargo Awards. Readers of “Air Cargo Week” have granted the top spot in this ranking for the fifth year in a row to Swissport International.

Air Cargo Week every year recognises excellence in activities and services within the global aviation industry. The readers of ACW are asked to choose their favourite providers in ten different categories, one of them being the “Air Cargo Handling Agent of the Year”, for which the rating is focusing on service portfolio, service standards and quality as well as investments into people and technology.

This year’s ACW award ceremony took place during the “Transport Logistic” exhibition in early June in Munich, Germany. John Batten, Executive Vice President Global Cargo at Swissport International, accepted the award in person: “I am overwhelmed being honoured with this prestigious award for the fifth year in a row is outstanding. I would like to thank all our dedicated teams for delivering such consistent high-quality services, every day at airports around the world and recognise our customers for the trust placed in us again.”

Please find the picture attached: John Batten (left), Executive Vice President Global Cargo, Swissport International, accepts the Air Cargo Handling Agent of the Year award at the ceremony.

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 180 stations in 37 countries on five continents, and generates annual consolidated operating revenue of CHF 1.9 billion. www.swissport.com

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