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Swissport: Accra Airport chosen as logistics hub for medical supplies by WHO and WPF

Posted 9 June 2020 · Add Comment

The United Nations’ World Health Organisation (WHO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have chosen Accra Airport in Ghana, as well as Liège Airport in Belgium, as a logistics hub for moving medical supplies across the world in the fight against COVID-19.

 

Swissport plays a key role as a cargo handler at the UN hub in Accra.

 

Swissport provides cargo services for the United Nations’ World Health Organization and World Food Programme so that the aid supplies can be transported to the countries in need of help.

 

Swissport ensures the handling of three weekly Air Ghana flights between Liège Airport and Kotoka International Airport, many of which carry WFP cargo. The global collapse of commercial air travel and border closures have been hindering aid agencies and health authorities from bringing supplies to fragile areas.

 

“Swissport plays an important role as part of a resilient global logistics chain. We are pleased to contribute to these relief efforts with our expertise in safe and reliable logistics. The transport of medical and humanitarian equipment to Africa is crucial, especially now that the importance of efficient logistics is greater than ever,” said Hendrik Leyssens, Swissport’s VP global operations cargo.

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