Swissport named “Cargo Handler of the Year 2014” by ACSA

Swissport International (Swissport), the world´s largest provider of ground and cargo handling services to the aviation industry, has been named “Cargo Handler of the Year 2014” by the Airports Company South Africa (ACSA). The award is confirmation of Swissport’s commitment to service quality.

During ACSA’s yearly Feather Awards on 27 November at the Sandton Convention Center, Johannesburg, South Africa, Swissport International was awarded Gold in the category of “Best Cargo Handler of the Year 2014”. ACSA’s Feather Awards are based on feedback from passengers and other airport users and thus directly represent the customers’ voice. This is the first time that the prestigious award went to Swissport.

Rudi Buitenbos, Cargo Manager for Swissport Cargo Services at O.R. Tambo, accepted the award on behalf of Swissport. Colin Baldwin, Senior Vice President Cargo Africa at Swissport said: “We are proud to have been chosen as ‘Best Cargo Handler of the Year 2014’. The ACSA Feather Award is a definite highlight and one more confirmation of Swissport’s dedication to service quality and excellent performance. We continually strive to improve ourselves and will stop at nothing to deliver only the very best service to our customers.”

Ms Bongiwe Pityi, Airport Manger OR Tambo International at ACSA explained: “Swissport has proven time and again that they will go that extra mile in order to accommodate their customers’ needs. The Feather Award is recognition of this commitment. We are very happy to be working with such a dedicated ground and cargo handling service provider.”


 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.

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