WFS opens cargo terminal at Atlanta airport
Left to Right: Elliott Paige, Director of Air Services Development at Atlanta Airport and Craig Smyth, Group Managing Director, WFS.
Ground Handler WFS has opened a new cargo terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (Atlanta Airport).
The stevedore was granted a 20-year lease to operate at the airport’s Cargo Building C, which was established by the hub to help it increase its cargo handling capabilities.
In the new facility, WFS will provide freight services for basic storage capacity and full freight, including the management of temperature sensitive pharmaceutical shipments.
Features of the terminal include 11 dock doors, ramp access, a container bypass system and multiple loading points for temperature-controlled “active” containers.
The installation was also designed to operate in a sustainable manner; It has low power consumption lighting and large fans to regulate temperature and reduce overall power consumption.
Before the pandemic, the Atlanta airport handled more than 675,000 tonnes each year. Cargo Building C is a key part of its “multi-billion dollar plan” to meet the region’s future aviation needs.
The building is the first new cargo terminal to open at Atlanta Airport in over 30 years.
Mike Simpson, Executive Vice President for the Americas at WFS, said: “We were extremely proud to have had the opportunity to operate Cargo Building C and now to open the first new cargo terminal in [Atlanta Airport] in over 30 years.
“Atlanta is a major cargo hub in North America and with this long-term commitment and investment, WFS is demonstrating its ability to provide airlines operating this major airport with the highest international security standards. , security and service.
“We look forward to a long and successful partnership with the Airport Authority and the Atlanta air cargo community.”