WFS Wins International Cargo Handler Award

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has been voted ‘International Cargo Ground Handler of the Year’ in the International Awards for Excellence presented at the Air Cargo India conference and exhibition.

Award winners across a variety of industry sector categories were voted for in a poll of the 42,000 readers of STAT Times, the international multimedia publisher serving the transport industry. Hans Bischof, Director, Commercial Development, accepted the award in Mumbai on behalf of WFS at a special gala dinner presentation ceremony.

Barry Nassberg, Group Chief Operating Officer of WFS, said: “We’re honoured to receive this recognition. It’s not just about being the world’s largest cargo handler. We’re the only global ground handler that sees cargo as our core business. This means an ever expanding network of cargo stations and a commitment to the highest industry standards. 2013 saw our entry into the Africa market with Johannesburg, Cape Town and Dar es Salaam already on-line. More cargo operations will follow in 2014, as well as further expansion in Asia and other continents. We’re proud to have the support of so many long-time airline customers and to have it expressed through the presentation of this award.”

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) was founded in 1983 and is a leading global provider of ground handling and technical
services, and the world’s largest cargo handler. Today it is present at 115 major airports in 20 countries on four continents. WFS serves 300 airlines globally, including the handling of four million tonnes of cargo per annum and 50 million airline passengers a year. The company employs 10,000 staff worldwide and reported revenues for 2012 of €580 million.