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03/10/2019
Swiss WorldCargo and Cargologic extend partnership

Zurich Airport, 3 October 2019 – Swiss WorldCargo and Cargologic have agreed to continue their long-standing, successful partnership for another seven years. The partnership will see Swiss WorldCargo continue to use Cargologic’s airfreight handling competencies at its hub in Zurich, where Cargologic will maintain its position as dedicated ground handler.


According to Swiss WorldCargo’s Head of Quality and Services Christian Wyss, the main reasons for the extension are the reliability as well as quality of services offered by Cargologic. “We can depend on Cargologic as a professional partner delivering a premium service. Together, we offer our customers fast, efficient and reliable services. Needless to say, we jointly ensure that consignments arrive as per our promise to our customers.”


Marco Gredig, Managing Director of Cargologic, is also delighted about the ongoing cooperation with Swiss WorldCargo: “The long-term continuation of this proven partnership is extremely important to us. It is a clear reaffirmation of the Zurich Airport location and makes a substantial contribution to its future growth.”


Swiss WorldCargo
Swiss WorldCargo is the airfreight division of Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS). Headquartered at Zurich Airport, Swiss WorldCargo offers a comprehensive range of logistics solutions for transporting high-value and care-intensive consignments to some 130 destinations in over 84 countries. The extensive Swiss WorldCargo network of airfreight services is further supplemented by daily truck connections between key business centers. As a reliable and innovative service provider within the Lufthansa Group, Swiss WorldCargo is consistently committed to delivering Swiss quality to its airfreight customers, and makes a substantial contribution to SWISS’s overall profitability.


Cargologic – a leader in airfreight handling
As a leading Swiss airfreight handling specialist, Cargologic processes 440,000 tonnes of goods a year. The company currently has around 800 employees in Zurich, Basel, Berne and Lugano. Cargologic provides airlines and forwarders with customized services in all areas of freight handling. These include import, export and transit shipments, as well as the dispatch of special consignments and security checks for air freight.


Cargologic is part of the Rhenus Group
The Rhenus Group has an annual turnover of EUR 5.1 billion, making it one of the world’s leading logistics service providers. It has some 31,000 employees based at 660 locations. Throughout the supply chain, the Rhenus Group provides solutions for a wide range of industries, including multimodal transportation, storage, customs clearance and innovative added-value services.


This media release can be found at swissworldcargo.com

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05/08/2019
Swiss WorldCargo to launch nonstop service to Osaka, Japan and Washington D.C., U.S.A. in March 2020

Additional plans to increase capacity with year-round Boeing 777-300ER on flights to Tokyo, Japan and Miami, U.S.A.


Zurich Airport, 5 August 2019 – Swiss WorldCargo, the air freight division of Swiss International Air Lines, will begin nonstop services to Osaka, Japan, and Washington D.C., U.S.A., in March 2020. Flights to the two destinations will be operated by an Airbus A340-300 and Airbus A330-300, respectively.


Swiss WorldCargo will fly to Osaka five times weekly, while servicing Washington D.C. daily during its Summer Timetable, and five times weekly during its Winter Timetable. The new destinations will create nonstop connections between Japan’s third-largest city and the capital of the United States of America, while offering a weekly payload of 100 to 150 tonnes in each direction.


Additionally, the carrier will also begin operating a Boeing 777-300ER on daily flights to Tokyo, Japan, and Miami, U.S.A. Both destinations are already well-established and important routes within the Swiss WorldCargo network, currently flown with smaller Airbus A330 and A340 equipment. The Zurich-Tokyo route will be operated with Boeing 777-300ERs from February 2020 onwards, and the Zurich-Miami route will switch to all-Boeing 777-300ER service from Summer 2020. The larger-capacity Boeing 777-300ERs will offer an increase in payload.


“We are very excited to announce our new destinations for 2020, which allow us to expand our reach within strategic global markets,” said Alexander Arafa, Head of Global Area & Contribution Management. “By increasing capacity to and from major locations in Japan and the U.S.A, we are able to further meet the needs of our customers in these cities and their surrounding regions.”


Flights and schedule changes will begin going into effect following the arrival of two new Boeing 777-300ER to the SWISS aircraft fleet.


Swiss WorldCargo

Swiss WorldCargo is the airfreight division of Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS). Headquartered at Zurich Airport, Swiss WorldCargo offers a comprehensive range of logistics solutions for transporting high-value and care-intensive consignments to some 130 destinations in over 84 countries. The extensive Swiss WorldCargo network of airfreight services is further supplemented by daily truck connections between key business centers. As a reliable and innovative service provider within the Lufthansa Group, Swiss WorldCargo is consistently committed to delivering Swiss quality to its airfreight customers, and makes a substantial contribution to SWISS’s overall profitability.


This media release is also available on swissworldcargo.com

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02/07/2019
Swiss WorldCargo approves CSafe RAP for wide-bodied aircraft

2 July 2019, Zurich Airport, Switzerland – Swiss WorldCargo, the airfreight division of Swiss International Air Lines, has approved the CSafe RAP for its fleet of wide-bodied aircraft. The CSafe RAP is CSafe’s latest innovation in active temperature-controlled containers and has quickly gained approval to fly on an ever-expanding list of airlines. 


Susanne Wellauer, Head of Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare Vertical Industry Management, comments: “Swiss WorldCargo is delighted to allow CSafe RAP containers onboard our aircraft. Our partnership underscores not only a continued focus on quality in shipping temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical goods worldwide everyday, but also our dedication to finding the best solutions for doing so.”


Jeff Pepperworth, Chief Executive Officer for CSafe Global states, “Adding Swiss WorldCargo to our directory of airline partners approved to fly the CSafe RAP certainly extends our ability to serve more life-science customers with this state-of-the-art air cargo container solution.  We are proud to further our partnership with SWISS and believe the combination of our industry-leading solution with their pharma cargo service will go a long way to ensure that life-enhancing, temperature-sensitive products make it to patients in need around the world.”


The CSafe RAP is part of Swiss WorldCargo’s growing portfolio of temperature-controlled containers. It underscores CSafe’s dedication to quality and ensures Swiss WorldCargo’s commitment to providing the best solutions to maintain temperature integrity and the deliver temperature-sensitive, life-enhancing products worldwide.
 
Swiss WorldCargo
Swiss WorldCargo is the airfreight division of Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS). Headquartered at Zurich Airport, Swiss WorldCargo offers a comprehensive range of logistics solutions for transporting high-value and care-intensive consignments to some 130 destinations in over 84 countries. The extensive Swiss WorldCargo network of airfreight services is further supplemented by daily truck connections between key business centers. As a reliable and innovative service provider within the Lufthansa Group, Swiss WorldCargo is consistently committed to delivering Swiss quality to its airfreight customers, and makes a substantial contribution to SWISS’s overall profitability.
This media release can be found at swissworldcargo.com
 

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