WFS signs five-year contract with Air France KLM Martinair Cargo

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The ground handling organization Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has signed a five-year contract with Air France KLM Martinair Cargo at Brussels Airport in Belgium.

This contract is part of its commitment to Brussels Airport.

Under the contract, which began this month, WFS will provide freight, mail and truck handling solutions, as well as specialty product services, for approximately 30,000 t of freight per year.

WFS has been awarded the Air France KLM Martinair Cargo contract to prepare for the opening of the new 25,000 m² building 835 at Brussels Airport.

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The new facility is part of Brussels Airport’s € 100 million investment in its freight area, which includes 3,000 m² of refrigerated storage for pharmaceutical and perishable products, a covered airside transit area and external storage of containers.

As part of the company’s global commitment to the highest levels of safety and security, it will offer full CCTV coverage, x-rays and other security technologies.

Marc Claesen, Senior Vice President Commercial of WFS EMEAA, said: “We are extremely proud that Air France KLM Martinair Cargo is extending its partnership with WFS in Europe as we continue to invest in our presence at Brussels Airport.

“WFS is making this strong commitment to support our customers, the Belgian freight and logistics industry, and the ambition of Brussels Airport to be one of the most important and professional freight hubs in Europe. We are extremely confident in the airport’s long-term growth potential.

The launch of building 835 will mark the second new WFS freight terminal at Brussels Airport within two years.

In February last year, it began operations in the airport’s custom building 832, a 9,400 m² freight center intended to provide fast and efficient loading and unloading, as well as cargo handling and truck and freight handling.

WFS ’17 customers in Brussels and their shipping customers will also benefit from technologies such as a time slot booking app and auto-acceptance systems.

In March last year, WFS began providing ground handling services to easyJet passengers at Edinburgh Airport in the UK.

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