FCS Frankfurt Cargo Services, LUG aircargo handling and the Perishable Centre Frankfurt have tested their entire staffs.
During the first week of January, a large-scale coronavirus testing campaign was conducted at Frankfurt airport by the three major air cargo handling companies. A total of around 1,500 employees of the companies, which together handle around 40% of the air freight at Frankfurt airport, was tested. Running over several days, the tests were conducted on site by the Bensheim-based company, Chemlab. The aim of the measure has been to ensure even better protection of the workforce against infection in the company.
Because of the ongoing pandemic, the personnel involved in cargo handling have been experiencing a major challenge. Despite the cancellation of the greater 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 have, in fact, moved up to three times more cargo. This is primarily due to the high volumes of imported personal protective equipment and staff are on duty around the clock to keep goods moving safely and quickly during the current crisis.