WFS has been awarded a multi-station cargo handling contract by Saudia Cargo covering major airports in Europe and the US.

The contract will see WFS handle in excess of 160,000 tonnes of cargo each year for the airline, for shipments onboard over 5,000 passenger and freighter flights a year.

The three-year agreement extends WFS’ existing relationships with Saudia Cargo at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport and across all airports in France, as well as at Frankfurt, New York JFK and Washington Dulles airports. The contract also grants WFS new business for cargo handling at London Heathrow and Manchester airports in the UK, and at Brussels airport and Amsterdam Schiphol airport.

WFS will commence warehouse operations for Saudia Cargo in the UK with effect from October 1 2019, followed by the start of the new ramp and cargo handling services in Belgium and the Netherlands on November 1.

Duncan Watson, VP Global Commercial Cargo at WFS, commented. “We are honoured that Saudia Cargo has chosen to extend its relationship with WFS at stations where we already work together in Europe and the US and, following a full review of the market, to also partner with us for its major cargo operations in Amsterdam, Brussels, London and Manchester.”

Barry Nassberg, Group Chief Commercial Officer at WFS, added: “We established our Global Commercial Group to offer and support this type of multi-station agreement, which is clearly very attractive to international airlines with extensive networks. WFS is able to provide the focus and service support customers need at major cargo gateways across the globe and combine this with the highest levels of service reliability, flexibility and value. We look forward to discussing similar global network benefits with other airlines and prospective partners.”