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Swissport to expand Liege Airport freight capacities

By Hpanchal on November 29, 2011

Swissport has invested more than €5 million to grow its cargo presence at Belgium’s Liege Airport. The money will be used to jump-start three initiatives, including expanding Swissport’s current warehouse from 3,900 square meters to 6,500 square meters.

The aircraft ground handling company will also rent a 6,200-square-meter warehouse in the north zone of Liege Airport, which was recently by the firm Liege Airport Business Park.

Following the agreement, “Liege Airport Business Park has decided to invest in a new warehouse with a supplementary surface of more than 6,000 square meters,” Liege Airport General Director Luc Partoune stated.

Swissport will then utilize the remaining money to purchase equipment for storing and handling temperature-sensitive goods, according to a company press release. The company also obtained licenses to provide ground-handling on the runways of Liege’s passenger and freight operations; prior to this, Swissport could only handle cargo in its warehouse.

Partoune praised these achievements, discussing how Swissport’s investments will benefit both parties. “These mutual investments provide a strong signal for the future growth of the airport and for an ever better service,” he said in a statement.

Patrick Minsart, general manager of Swissport Belgium, echoed Partoune’s remarks. “Our increased capacity at the airport, thanks to the new warehouse, will relieve our current saturated warehouse and it will create new business opportunities for both parties,” he said.

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