Swissport continues to aggressively grow its air cargo business to participate in strong global demand for air cargo logistics and to capture additional market share.
With a second cargo center now operational in Vienna, Swissport can resolve local constraints and provide air carriers and forwarders in Vienna with additional capacity and more flexibility.
The newly built 8,000 sqm facility is located in the DLH SkyLog Park in Fischamend in the immediate vicinity of Vienna Airport. Swissport is one of the first movers to the DLH SkyLog Park.
“We have invested in this state-of-the-art 8,000 sqm air cargo center to support our growth ambitions in forwarder handling, and of course to serve existing and new airline customers with an even better product,” says Dirk Goovaerts, Swissport’s Global Cargo Chair.
“We are very excited to more than double our capacity in Vienna and now have the infrastructure in place to support our vertical integration plans.”
The state-of-the-art building is set up for a superior environmental performance, featuring a 900,000-kWh photovoltaic system.
The system’s energy production corresponds to the annual electrical consumption of about 260 households.
Swissport also relies on electric innovation on the ground: the center in Fischamend is connected to the existing airside facility by a dedicated electric cargo shuttle.
High-performance charging which is available on-site ensures that the Swissport e-truck can shuttle between the two locations without restrictions.
Henning Dieter, Head of Swissport Cargo Services Germany and Austria, comments: “We are pioneering e-mobility in air cargo handling here in Vienna together with Mercedes, Siemens, XL Forwarding & Transports and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Climate Action.
“The public charger available supports sustainable mobility as the dedicated Swissport e-truck shuttles air cargo between our two terminals at Vienna International.”