Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) is the first cargo handler at Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to be awarded Authorised Receiver status by Italy’s Customs authority.
The approval means freight forwarders can now clear and offload cargo directly at WFS’ cargo terminal at the airport, which offers significant time savings and productivity efficiencies, the cargo handler says.
“We are honoured to have received Authorised Receiver status, which reflects our ability to meet all of the strict requirements of the Customs authority,” says Massimiliano Introini, managing director of WFS in Italy.
“As the world’s largest air cargo handler, WFS is continuing to grow its services at Milan-Malpensa and will continue to look for these types of opportunities which benefit both our airline clients and their freight forwarding customers.”
WFS now handles 11 airline customers in Milan, including American Airlines, Asiana Airlines, Air Europa, China Eastern, China Cargo, Air Serbia, Ukraine International and BlueAir.
WFS also opened an 8,800 sqm cargo handling terminal in Milan in 2018 capable of handling some 47,000 tonnes a year and equipped with facilities to support customers’ premium products, such as a dedicated temperature-controlled cool zone for pharmaceutical shipments.