Lufthansa Chooses Swissport as Cargo Handling Partner in Nairobi

Source: Swissport

Lufthansa has chosen Swissport to deliver cargo handling and warehousing services at Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta Airport. The handler has been collaborating with Lufthansa for the past 11 years, providing ramp handling, check-in, and gate services at the airport. Now, cargo handling has been added to their list of services.

Swissport Kenya's Commitment to Lufthansa Group

Racheal Ndegwa, Managing Director of Swissport Kenya, expressed her pleasure at extending the partnership with Lufthansa Group. She highlighted the importance of air cargo handling and warehousing in their business, and the company's pride in meeting Lufthansa Cargo's requirements with their operational readiness and top-notch facilities in Nairobi.

Nairobi Cargo Center's Capabilities

Swissport's cargo center in Nairobi spans 10,400 square meters, catering to general cargo as well as perishables and temperature-sensitive goods. The facility features a Swissport Pharma Center, certified by IATA's CEIV Pharma, and has also obtained CEIV Fresh certification.

Innovative Flower Corridor

Recently, Swissport introduced a "flower corridor", which brings together all stakeholders of the flower export line, from farm operators to airlines and forwarders. This innovative process has proven to be very successful, as it helps extend the shelf life of fresh-cut flowers and reduces waste.

Swissport's Impact in Nairobi

Swissport serves more than 20 airline customers in Nairobi, handling 320 flights and approximately 5,800 tons of cargo per month.