Cargo Handling

Swissport launches cargo operations in Australia

Swissport International AG, the global leader in airport ground services and air cargo handling, is complementing its offering in Australia with air cargo handling.

The launch of the new business line at Sydney Airport (SYD) earlier this month is part of Swissport’s overall growth strategy in the region, following the acquisition of the Australian airport ground handler Aerocare in 2018.

Swissport has been successfully driving this dual strategy across a global network of currently 117 air cargo center and processed 4.8 million tons of cargo in 2022.

“We are excited to bring our air cargo handling business to Australia,” says Brad Moore, regional CEO of Asia Pacific at Swissport International.

“Our experience and expertise in air cargo handling will allow us to provide airlines with safe, ultra-fast processing and high-quality cargo logistics.

“Services will include cargo acceptance, screening and documentation, build-up and breakdown of pallets, container handling, loading and unloading of aircraft as well as short-term warehouses as needed by our domestic and international airline customers.”

The addition of air cargo operations in Australia will help strengthen trade routes between Australia and Asia. Swissport’s first cargo customers in Australia – VietJet and Batik Air – will now be able to expedite imports to and exports from Australia via their Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) gateways to markets across Asia via Vietnam.

“The new service at Sydney Airport will add to Swissport’s global network of currently 117 air cargo centers,” says Dirk Goovaerts, Swissport’s regional CEO for Continental Europe, Middle East, and Africa & Global Cargo Chair.

“Digital tools and modern equipment, including gate and slot management systems and self-service cargo kiosks, enable Swissport to add customer value and continuously enhance operational efficiency in air cargo handling.”