WFS to open offline facility at Schiphol

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) will open an offline cargo warehouse at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in August, adding capacity ahead of the winter 2022 peak season.

The 3,000 square-metre facility is WFS’ fourth cargo terminal at Schiphol, taking its overall footprint to 17,500 square metres, and the new facility is dedicated to handling offline cargo.

It has 8 truck docks for loading and unloading, adding to WFS’ capabilities to handle pharmaceuticals, perishables, AVI, valuable, and dangerous goods shipments.

The facility will adopt the latest operational systems including the CargoKiosk system for handling trucks making deliveries and collections, and CargoSpot Mobile to digitalise operational processes and provide real-time shipment visibility.

Marc Claesen, SVP Commercial EMEAA at WFS says the company is working with airports access additional capacity and, where possible, new handling space.

He said, “As well as providing us with a dedicated offline operation in Amsterdam, this development improves our ability to optimise our overall warehouse capacity at the airport, which will be very important as we enter the peak season and beyond.”

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