Swissport opens Frankfurt warehouse and Pharma Center

posted on 2nd November 2020 by Eddie Saunders
Swissport opens Frankfurt warehouse and Pharma Center

The additional space and the prime location of FRA544 enables Swissport to expand its customer portfolio and handle the anticipated increase of freight volumes for standard cargo and pharmaceuticals, including a COVID-19 vaccine which is expected to enter global distribution in the coming months.

“We are delighted to service our customers at this state-of-the-art facility, which adds to our global network of 115 warehouses and 14 Swissport Pharma Centers”, says Rudolf Steiner, Head of Cargo for the EMEA region.

Swissport has signed a long-term lease agreement for the new location and has invested heavily in digitalization and equipment, including an all-electric powered fleet of ground service vehicles for the handling of shipments inside the warehouse. To raise the efficiency of the handling processes, unit load devices (ULD) are stored and retrieved by an automated material handling system (MHS) with a storage capacity of 115 main deck ULDs. The photovoltaic system on the roof of the building is the largest of its kind at Frankfurt Airport. It feeds more than 1.5 million kWh of sustainable solar energy per year, making it one of the most sustainable airport buildings.