WFS has signed a contract for a new Terminal 3 cargo centre Copenhagen Airport. The 3,700sq m (40,000sq ft) warehouse facility will open in the fourth quarter of 2022. In the meantimeWFS has taken a 12-month lease on an additional facility to provide the additional capacity it needs in the short-term, until construction of the new cargo centre is completed.
In the past 12 months, WFS has renewed airline contracts at Copenhagenwith Qatar Airways and Sichuan Airlines, and now handles 100,000 tonnes of cargo annually across its facilities, as well as providing airside cargo handling.
WFS’ investment at the airport is also important in supporting Medicon Valley, the strongest life science cluster in the Nordic countries, which spans the Greater Copenhagen area.
General manager for WFS in Scandinavia, Thomas Egeland, said: “Throughout the pandemic, WFS has continued to provide a full 24/7/365 cargo handling service for our customers in Copenhagen, including those closely connected to the country’s thriving pharma industry. As volumes recover to close to their pre-covid level, and we see new growth potential ahead, we are able to make this new investment to ensure WFS and Copenhagen Airport have the infrastructure in place to maintain high quality cargo handling services, for both our existing clients and future customers which recognise this strategically-important regional cargo hub,” added.
Group chief executive of Copenhagen Airports, Thomas Woldbye, also praised WFS’ commitment to the airport and its cargo community. “With this significant expansion of an additional handling terminal, WFS has ensured further improvement and capacity for growth in the airfreight segment in Copenhagen Airport. Throughout the covid-19 pandemic, WFS has proven to be a solid partner and maintained good contingency, which has contributed to the airfreight market receiving a stable and good service in CPH under these difficult conditions and large fluctuations in the volumes of airfreight in our region.”