Swissport International has announced plans to invest more than €5 million in its activities at Liege Airport in Belgium.
The ground services provider has signed a financial agreement to expand its current cargo warehouse, rent further warehouse space and invest €5.2 million in new equipment.
Swissport plans to expand the surface area of its current cargo warehouse in the South Zone from 3,900sqm to 6,500sqm as well as rent a new 6,200sqm warehouse space in the North Zone.
The expansion plans mean that the amount of space useable for cargo handling will increase from 3,900sqm to 12,700sqm.
Meanwhile, the company intends to invest €5.2 million in new equipment including some facilities with climate control for storage and treatment of temperature-sensitive goods.
Furthermore, Swissport recently acquired the license to provide ground-handling services on the runway, both of cargo and passengers.
Luc Partoune, general director at Liege Airport, said: “These mutual investments provide a strong signal for the future growth of the airport and for an ever better service.
“Liege Airport Business Park has, moreover, decided to invest in a new warehouse with a supplementary surface of more than 6,000sqm following the agreement.”
Liege Airport is Belgium's largest cargo airport and the 7th largest cargo airport in Europe.
Patrick Minsart, general manager at Swissport Belgium, added: “These investments show that Swissport has the intention to grow at and with Liege Airport.
“We are convinced that with can contribute to the successes of our client airline companies with our new working methods and the latest technology.
“Moreover, our increased capacity at the airport thanks to the new warehouse will relieve our current saturated warehouse and it will create new business opportunities for both parties.”