Swissport International Ltd., the world’s leading provider of ground services to the aviation sector, has been voted the best cargo handler in Africa for the second time in a row by readers of The STAT Trade Times Magazine. The award was presented on 21st February at a Gala Award night during the Air Cargo Africa 2013 conference and exhibition in Johannesburg, South Africa. =
Swissport Cargo Services is proud to again have been awarded “International Ground Handler of the Year in Africa” amongst various air cargo industry players. Part of the respected ‘International Awards for Excellence in Air Cargo’, it is widely regarded as the premier award for cargo handlers operating in this rapidly developing region. The award winners are chosen by the readers of the magazine, who nominate their choice in different categories through online participation over the period of one month.
Colin Baldwin, Swissport’s Senior Vice President of Cargo for Africa, thanked customers and partners for their support and said the achievement was the result of the dedication and commitment shown by staff to customers in ensuring that their cargo is handled and treated with care. He commented: “This award proves that the relationships we are building with both our airline and freight forwarder partners are now bearing fruit.”
John Batten, Executive Vice President Cargo Services, Swissport International, commented: “I am very proud that Swissport Cargo Services has won this award for the second time in succession. This is an award from the industry, voted for by our customers in the region and their customers, the freight forwarders, recognising the efforts our teams put in every day. It is a testament of what our brand delivers worldwide, and we will continue to work hard on optimising our processes, to deliver the highest-quality and best-value services available in our industry.”
Swissport International Ltd. provides ground services for around 118 million passengers and 3.5 million tonnes of cargo a year on behalf of some 650 client-companies in the aviation sector. With a workforce of around 40,000 personnel, Swissport is active at 192 stations in 38 countries on five continents, and generates annual consolidated operating revenue of CHF 1.9 billion. www.swissport.com
For further information please contact:
Swissport International Ltd.
CH-8058 Zurich-Airport HANS MARS
P.O. Box 2027
+41 43 812 49 69
+41 43 535 10 70
The award was presented at the World Air Cargo Awards in Shanghai.
Swissport´s growth was mainly organic and resulted from larger contract wins at important European airports such as Paris Charles-de-Gaulle, Copenhagen and London-Gatwick airports