Swissport increases cargo handling capacity on Schiphol Airport to 35,000 sqm
Swissport has realized a major increase of its cargo warehousing capacity by adding a new, second line (landside) terminal at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. The new facility, located only a 10-minute drive from two existing terminals, expands Swissport’s cargo handling capacity to 35,000 sqm.
Swissport is investing and growing its cargo business in the Netherlands. With cargo volumes on the rise globally and at Schiphol Airport, introducing more warehousing space is key. The new second line terminal expands Swissport’s cargo handling capacity to 35,000 sqm and prepares its operations at Schiphol Airport for the future.
Jeroen Giling, director of Swissport’s cargo division at Schiphol Airport, is delighted with the increase: “The new terminal 7 will relieve our first line on-airport warehouses, allowing us to use our total available space even more efficiently. It enables us to move not only more cargo, but also faster, reducing the waiting time for trucks considerably. With the opening of our third cargo terminal at Schiphol Airport, we are all set for the future growth of our existing client portfolio and ready to welcome new customers.”
Daniel Tarrega, CEO of Swissport the Netherlands and Denmark: “At Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, air cargo volumes are rising stronger than terminal capacity. Warehousing space has become ‘the new gold’. As we are very confident about the future of our business and our company, we are investing in our facilities and our people.”
Air cargo is of fundamental importance to Swissport’s airline customers and to the global supply chain. As a world-leading air cargo handler, Swissport plays a vital role in making sure that all types of air freight, from perishable food to key technological components and pharmaceuticals, reach their destination safely and on time. Beyond increasing warehousing space, Swissport has recently announced it will create some 17,000 new jobs worldwide. These are primarily frontline roles in passenger services (check-in, gate) ,ramp handling (movement of aircraft/towing, baggage handling) and air cargo services. At Schiphol Airport, Swissport has recently offered its more than 100 temporary employees a permanent employment contract. New joiners are now also immediately offered a permanent contract after their two-month probationary period, in order to support the recruitment drive as global aviation recovers and airlines ramp-up flights.