Swissport grow Vienna warehouse capacity with two new cargo terminals

Swissport is set to grow its warehouse capacity by nearly 50 per cent at Vienna Airport.

The ground handler has signed a seven-year lease for two air-cargo terminals – part of the Deutsche Logistik Holding‘s ‘SkyLog park Vienna’ in the Fischamend region – measuring 8,000 sq mt each, which will allow it to grow its forwarder handling business.

The completion of construction work is scheduled for the fourth quarter of this year, when operations will move from the existing Cargo Nord Object 10 facility.

The new storage facilities represent the second time Swissport has invested in Vienna Airport since 2019 when it opened another warehouse with direct tarmac access.

Head of Swissport Cargo Services Germany and Austria Henning Dieter said, “Despite persisting challenges to global aviation, air cargo volumes have rebounded and again reached 2019 levels.”

“Our business in Vienna has also been developing favourably. We are proud of our committed team there and pleased to announce our new warehouse. It will support our expansion into forwarder handling and greatly benefit our customers and staff,” he said.

On top of the increased footprint and operational advantages that come with the brand-new facility and overall environment, the new building is set to achieve a superior environmental performance, for example by supporting its nearly all-electric ground service equipment fleet with energy from its own solar panels.

In November 2020, Swissport inaugurated a 17,000 sq mt air cargo warehouse and Pharma Center at Frankfurt Airport. Recently, it opened a new office building in Brussels, where a complete refurbishment of the 25,000 sq mt warehouse with 47 trucks loading bays is currently underway.

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