Swissport's air cargo centre at Frankfurt Airport (FRA) has been CEIV Pharma-certified by the International Airline Transport Organization (IATA).

“The recertification by IATA highlights our commitment to providing safe, efficient, and reliable pharmaceutical logistics solutions for our global customers,” said Andreas Behnke, head of Swissport Cargo Services for Germany and Austria at Frankfurt Airport.

“Our dedication to Frankfurt Airport translates to advantages for our airline customers, logistics partners, and the airport itself. This reinforces Frankfurt's position as a crucial hub for reliable temperature-controlled supply chains.”

Swissport opened its cargo facility in November 2020 and supported critical pharma logistics during the pandemic.

The warehouse spans over 17,000 sqm and includes a 1,560-sqm dedicated area for temperature-controlled pharmaceutical shipments, of which 1,300 sqm are allocated for products requiring 15°C to 25°C storage, and 260 sqm for those needing 2°C to 8°C conditions.

“As a global expert in cargo operations, Swissport continues to drive the digitalization of its air cargo business to handle air cargo even more efficiently and intelligently. The Swissport mobile devices, fully interfaced weighing system, AI based support tools, cargo kiosks, door management systems, slot booking and Bluetooth ULD tracking are examples of innovations that are in operation, providing Swissport with the ability to process air freight competitively,” added Dirk Goovaerts, global cargo chair and CEO of Swissport’s CEMEAI region.