Worldwide Flight Services wins AirBridgeCargo Airlines cargo handling contract

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has awarded a 10-year cargo handling contract to Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) in Liege.

Under the terms of the contract, WFS will handle import and export cargo on AirBridgeCargo’s 15 747 freighter flights a week. WFS has subleased half of ABC’s new cargo terminal at the Belgian airport to support its other handling clients.

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The 12,500sq m Building 24 cargo terminal in Liege has the capacity to handle some 150,000 tonnes of airfreight a year. WFS said it would also provide handling for other Volga-Dnepr Group airlines when required to do so.

In Liege, WFS provides both cargo and ramp handing, supported by the facility’s location next to the airport’s freighter parking area. The building provides a dedicated pharma zone for temperature-controlled products and will also enable WFS to meet the special handling requirements of ABC for shipments such as high value and perishable cargoes, the company said.

The Liege contract follows the June announcement of a three-year handling agreement with ABC at WFS’ new cargo terminal in Atlanta.

WFS’ group chief commercial officer Barry Nassberg said: “These types of contracts provide stability for both partners, are great news for our employees, and enable us to support AirBridgeCargo’s long-term growth strategy which requires us to deliver high quality, reliable and innovative cargo handling services for its global customers.”

WFS also holds contracts to provide handling services for AirBridgeCargo Airlines in Frankfurt, Madrid and Paris as well as in Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Los Angeles and Hong Kong.

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