Swissport International, working in close co-operation with Finnair Cargo, has begun offering cargo handling services at Osaka's Kansai International Airport.
The Zurich-based global provider has provided passenger ground handling and ramp services at the Japanese gateway for several years.
Its warehouse at Kansai – which becomes fully operational on March 1 – has ramp access and is capable of handling all kinds of products, including bonded cargo, valuables, temperature-sensitive and dangerous goods, with ample space for growth in both its office and handling areas.
Rudolf Steiner, SVP Cargo Middle East & Asia, said: “We are very pleased to have been chosen by Finnair as cargo handling partner for Japan and to provide cargo handling services at both Narita and Kansai airports on its behalf.
"Swissport began cargo handling services at Narita late last year, and the partnership with Finnair has enabled us to extend our services at Kansai to include cargo handling there, which fits perfectly with our expansion plans for Japan.”
Jussi Mattila, director quality and security at Finnair Cargo, said: “We are continuously looking for innovative solutions with our handlers, and we are convinced that we have made a good decision in appointing Swissport.”