Swissport Cargo Services wins the fourth consecutive STAT Times Africa Award at the Air Cargo Africa 2017 Conference

For the fourth time in a row, Swissport Cargo Services, part of Swissport International, the world's leading cargo services provider to the aviation industry, has won the prestigious 2017 STAT Times Africa Award “International Ground Handler of the Year for Cargo Services” at the Air Cargo Africa 2017 Conference. With yet another major award, voters from the aviation industry honour Swissport’s commitment to deliver outstanding services to its cargo customers.

On 22nd February 2017, at the “STAT Times Gala Dinner and Awards” in Johannesburg South Africa, two representatives of Swissport Cargo Services, Colin Baldwin (VP Cargo South Africa) and Jeroen de Clercq (CEO Kenya), accepted the award on behalf of Swissport International. The award is the result of a rigorous selection process by the readers of STAT Times from a group of strong nominees in two voting rounds.

Colin Baldwin states: “Swissport Cargo Services is very proud of this achievement in this competitive category. To be honoured by experts of the aviation industry is testament to our continued efforts throughout the promising Swissport Africa Network in providing our customers with service excellence. With our dedicated staff in the various countries Swissport operates, we will continue to provide cargo services above expectations.”

“STAT Times Gala Dinner and Awards” is a glittering ceremony that celebrates excellence in the industry while supporting Africa’s steady growth. The awards are instituted in various sectors of the air cargo industry and presented at a stylish gala event. The event is part of the Air Cargo Africa 2017 Conference, a platform that engages the global air cargo community to explore and strengthen networking corridors with the African continent.


Swissport International Ltd. provides ground services for more than 230 million passengers and handles 4.3 million tonnes of cargo a year on behalf of some 835 client-companies in the aviation sector. With a workforce of more than 62,000 personnel, Swissport is active at more than 280 stations in 48 countries across five continents, and generates consolidated operating revenue of EUR 2.7 billion.  


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