Swissport Opens its Second Largest Air Cargo Hub in Germany

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Through its acquisition of Stuttgart-based cargo handler Apron GmbH, Swissport International now has Stuttgart Airport as its second largest German cargo hub. Only its recently expanded Frankfurt facility is larger.
The acquisition means Swissport is adding a large-scale cargo warehouse and will now handle most of the air cargo tonnage at Stuttgart. Swissport said it expects to increase its cargo revenues in Germany by nearly 20%.
Willy Ruf, Swissport’s senior vice president for Germany, Austria and Switzerland commented: “The expansion of our cargo services to Stuttgart underlines our growth ambitions in the air cargo segment. With the addition of Stuttgart to our global network, our clients will now be able to rely on our high-quality cargo services at eleven airports across Germany. Thanks to the direct tarmac access of the Stuttgart cargo facility, cargo shipments can be handled with short transit times.” Besides cargo handling Swissport will extend its portfolio at Stuttgart to include cargo and mail transport, security services and training.