FCS pays tribute to top airline performers for high Frankfurt cargo volumes in 2020
Frankfurt Cargo Services (FCS), a subsidiary of Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), has
honoured its top-performing airline customers of 2020 for their growth and agility in
responding to industry disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
In keeping with its annual tradition, FCS – the largest neutral cargo handler at Frankfurt
Airport – awarded each airline with a handmade Apfelwein-Bembel cider cup to knowledge
their success in the Frankfurt air cargo market over the previous 12 months.
AirBridgeCargo Airlines retained its number one position in 2020 for the highest overall
tonnage level, while FCS also recognized the strong performance of Qatar Airways and
China Southern Airlines in second and third places respectively.
Diana Schoeneich, Senior Director European Region at AirBridgeCargo, commented: “We
would like to thank our long-time partner FCS for the recognition and this nice tradition that
has been maintained for so many years. As AirBridgeCargo has been a winner since 2009,
we thank FCS for our successful partnership and support, especially during the pandemic.
Delivering much needed cargo was a challenging task in 2020. Thanks to teamwork, aligned
internal processes and the dedication of our employees, we were able to continue supporting
our European customers and contribute to the fight against the spread of COVID-19 by
transporting more than 4,000 tons of specialized cargo."
Large Corona testing campaign by Frankfurt airfreight handlers
Frankfurt am Main, 10 January , 2021
FCS Frankfurt Cargo Services, LUG aircargo handling and Perishable Center Frankfurt (PCF) test entire staff
In the first week of January, a large-scale Corona testing campaign was conducted at Frankfurt Airport by the three major air cargo handling companies FCS Frankfurt Cargo Services, LUG aircargo handling and Perishable Center Frankfurt (PCF). A total of around 1,500 employees of the companies, which together handle around 40 percent of the air freight at Frankfurt Airport, was tested. Over several days, the Bensheim-based company Chemlab conducted the tests on site. The aim of the measure is to ensure even better protection of the workforce against infection in the company.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, the personnel involved in cargo handling is experiencing a major challenge. Despite the cancellation of the biggest part of passenger flights, Frankfurt Airport recently handled far more cargo than in the previous year. The employees of FCS Frankfurt Cargo Services and LUG aircargo handling moved up to three times more cargo. This is primarily due to the high volumes of imported personal protective equipment. The staff is on duty around the clock to keep goods moving safely and quickly during the current crisis.
FCS Frankfurt Cargo Services receives another important pharma certification
Just a few weeks after successfully concluding its IATA CEIV certification, FCS Frankfurt Cargo Services has now also officially received EU “good distribution practice” (GDP) certification for medical products for human use. This marks another important step in the company’s expansion of pharmaceutical logistics activities and ramping up preparations to handle sensitive coronavirus vaccine consignments.
Unlike CEIV certification, which relates exclusively to airfreight, GDP certification is independent of airfreight. It involves checking the quality of the distribution chain for medical goods and ensuring that they are intact all the way from the producer to the end customer according to EU standards.
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