A new Teutonic order: how reimagination guides German innovations in air cargo

Did you know that the success of the Germanic Teutonic Order in the 13th and 14th centuries relied heavily on the innovative adoption and application of horses, crossbows, and brick and mortar? Beyond integrating horses and crossbows into their military combat strategies, which gave them an advantage over various populations, they also constructed brick and […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • August 13, 2019

Fraport increases majority stake in Lima Airport to 80%

Fraport AG, which manages Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and holds interests in the operation of several other airports, increased its stake in Lima Airport Partners (LAP) by 10% to 80%, Fraport announced on May 24. LAP operates and manages Lima Airport (LIM), and has done so since 2001. Fraport said in a statement that the acquisition […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • May 27, 2019

Swissport invests in LHR with full acquisition of Cargo Handling Ltd.

Zurich-based cargo handler Swissport is purchasing the remaining 50 percent stake in Heathrow Cargo Handling Ltd. (HCH) – the other half of which it already owns. Swissport’s executive vice president for the Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) region, Luzius Wirth, said the move will “round off our global cargo business,” adding that “on the […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 11, 2019

Lufthansa, Fraport expand ground handling relationship at FRA

 Deutsche Lufthansa AG and Fraport AG have inked a new contract to go into effect on Jan. 1 that will extend their relationship at Fraport’s subsidiary airport, Frankfurt International Airport (FRA), for another seven years. In the new agreement, Fraport’s ground handling unit will continue to be responsible for services like cargo loading and unloading […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • December 20, 2018

Fraport forecasts growth, expands international presence

Today, airport operator Fraport AG hosted its annual meeting, in which it reflected on the 2017 year, its current expansion projects, and its forecasted growth for 2018. The group’s largest property, Frankfurt International Airport (FRA), is undergoing the construction of a third terminal, which is currently awaiting a permit from the city of Frankfurt. The […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • May 29, 2018

Fraport plans to reduce CO2 emissions by half

Fraport AG has released plans in a “sustainability report” to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions across its entire group, in compliance with goals established at the United Nations Climate Change Conference held in Paris in 2015. Fraport said that Frankfurt Airport (FRA), specifically, will reduce emissions by about half, which would be 125,000 metric tonnes […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • May 4, 2018

Fraport to build Swissport warehouse at FRA’s CargoCity South by 2020

Today, Fraport Group and Swissport signed an agreement for Fraport to develop a 16,900-square-meter, custom-built warehouse in CargoCity South at Frankfurt Airport (FRA) for the global ground handling company. The project, Fraport said, has a budget that will run into the “double-digit” millions of euros. Senior vice president of real estate at Fraport AG, Christian […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 20, 2018

ELEVATE: Can supply chains stay competitive without data sharing?

MIAMI – At the 2017 ELEVATE Conference yesterday, panelists agreed on the importance of sharing airfreight data to making the entire cargo journey visible to the customers and remaining competitive with large, innovative players like Amazon and Alibaba. But the larger question remains: What will motivate airport communities to share data? “When we established the […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 3, 2017

Frankfurt Airport cargo volumes rise in August

Like most European airports this summer, Frankfurt Airport (FRA) reported another rise in cargo volume in August, compared with the same month last year.  aAirport owner and manager, Fraport AG, reported a 5.4 percent increase, year-over-year, to 181,102 metric tonnes in August. The German airport also set a new August record for an accumulate maximum […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 12, 2017

Fraport reports higher Frankfurt cargo volumes for July

Mirroring reports of strong cargo demand growth across Europe, cargo throughput at Frankfurt Airport (FRA) continued to increase in July, rising 4.2 percent, year-over-year, to 188,009 tonnes, according to airport owner and manager Fraport AG. Year-to-date, total cargo traffic increased 4.7 percent, compared to the first seven months in 2016, to 1.3 million tonnes. FRA’s […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • August 10, 2017

Frankfurt Airport builds on momentum

The introduction of a curfew that banned freighter flights during the night could not knock Frankfurt airport off its perch as Europe’s top gateway for air cargo, despite dire warnings that this would cripple the airport and send cargo to other European hubs. Nor can a decline in in cargo traffic, it seems. Frankfurt’s throughput […]
  • Ian Putzger
  • May 5, 2016

China Airlines renews Fraport contract

China Airlines and Fraport Cargo Services have renewed their cargo handling agreement at Frankfurt Airport, carrying on a partnership of more than 20 years. China Airlines is the only airline flying nonstop from Germany to Taipei, and it plans to expand to daily service in June 2016. Fraport Cargo Services, a subsidiary of airport management […]
  • Staff Reports
  • November 18, 2015

Fraport and WFS form partnership at Frankfurt Airport

Fraport Cargo Services, a subsidiary of airport manager Fraport AG, formed a partnership with Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) for airfreight handling at Frankfurt Airport. Under the agreement signed in July, Fraport has sold 51 percent of FCS to WFS, an independent air cargo handler. FCS handles approximately 500,000 tonnes of airfreight per year for about […]
  • Staff Reports
  • November 13, 2015

In Control: Mixed results for airports in 2015

Mixed results in 2015 Moving into 2015, ACI said that, although the rate of growth in airfreight demand has slowed, volume still grew by 3.4 percent for the first half of 2015. However, in its mid-year assessment, ACI said the industry appears set for relatively low growth in the second half of 2015, compared to […]
  • Randy Woods
  • September 26, 2015
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