Swissport has opened up a new air cargo warehouse at Halifax Stanfield International Airport in Canada on October 01. The new facility is 370 sq mt and will be offering local in passenger services with air cargo handling and is expected to deliver on its ambitions in the Canadian air cargo market.
More recently, new air cargo warehouses were also opened at Montréal–Mirabel International Airport and Edmonton International Airport. Like the new warehouse, Montréal-Mirabel location again represents an extension of Swissport’s local service offering, adding Air Cargo Handling to the established Fueling activities.
“With the opening of new warehouses across Canada, we are leveraging Swissport‘s global expertise to deliver world-class air cargo handling at more Canadian airports,” says Charles Roberge, CEO of Swissport in Canada.
“We are adding more services in more places making sure we meet the growing needs of our customers and changes in the industry. With its comprehensive service portfolio Swissport in Canada aspires to be the partner of choice for global and local customer airlines alike and we will continue to invest in our service delivery.”
At Edmonton International, the existing full range of Passenger Services is supplemented by a new 1,000 sq mt air cargo warehouse with options for a further expansion. The additional capacity contributes to Swissport’s focus on cargo growth in the region.
“Enabling continued growth in our cargo and logistics sector is a major priority and this expansion by Swissport is a great example of business leadership.” says Tom Ruth, President and CEO of Edmonton International Airport.
“Swissport is one of the largest air cargo handling companies in the world and a long-time member of our airport community. With the growth in cargo business at EIA, Swissport is seizing the opportunity to expand its services and create more jobs and opportunities for our community. 2020 saw tremendous growth in cargo demand and that has continued this year. As the only Canadian airport community with the global IATA CEIV Pharma certification, we look forward to more developments supporting EIA’s position as a major logistics centre.”
After the pandemic situation in 2020, the industry is facing high cargo volumes and thus the company is anticipating continuing growth in the segment.
In comparison with 2019, the company’s volumes in Canada are up 35 percent, underlining the need for increased warehousing and logistics capacity.