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Swissport picks Batten's replacement

Nils Pries Knudsen has been chosen as head of global cargo services at Swissport International.

Knudsen brings more than 30 years of international logistics and transport industry experience to the ground services provider. He joined Swissport International in January 2009 as senior vice president cargo - Europe and will maintain this role until further notice.

Knudsen is replacing John Batten, who will leave his Swissport position Aug. 31. Batten is joining Coyne Airways as managing director.

Before joining Swissport, Knudsen held various senior positions with SAS Cargo Group, DHL and Maersk.

“Nils has a profound knowledge of the air cargo and logistics industry and a proven track-record, and he will play a vital role in further developing the global cargo business,” Per H. Utnegaard, group president & CEO of Swissport International, said.