Global logistics service provider, GEODIS, has awarded Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) a manpower contract to supply a dedicated team of cargo handling professionals for its facility at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.
The agreement, commencing January 2022, will see some 28 WFS handling staff operate GEODIS’ brand new 4,000 sq mt cargo facility at the airport, which is expected to handle up to 20,000 tons of air cargo annually. Under the agreement, WFS is providing management and operations personnel to meet GEODIS’ service requirements as well as GSE equipment.
The WFS team will be responsible for cargo reception, palletization, cargo security, dangerous goods regulations (DGR) checks, transferring cargo to airlines, documentation, and specialist pharma handling. WFS already supports GEODIS with similar services at its locations in Paris Orly, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Nantes and Strasbourg.
“WFS welcomes this opportunity to reinforce our partnership with GEODIS in France, and to be expanding our footprint at Paris CDG. This is also part of our continuing focus to support the cargo handling requirements of freight forwarders. With our locations across France and connecting trucking network, more forwarders are looking to work closely with us to benefit from our expertise, including WFS’ ability to set up efficient warehouse operations and to optimize ULD and pallet capacity.
Our experience of providing in-house freight forwarder assistance and WFS’ IATA CEIV certified pharma handling services is very appreciated too. So, we hope to gain more opportunities like the one we enjoy with GEODIS,” said Laurent Bernard, VP Cargo France at WFS.