AirBridgeCargo (ABC) has diverted freighters away from Frankfurt Principal due to capability points at handler Frankfurt Cargo Providers (FCS), according to Air Cargo News sister title DVZ.
ABC re-routed 4 freighters on Sunday; one machine every went to Munich and Liège and two freighters flew to Paris Charles de Gaulle.
FCS has been dealing with unusually excessive volumes for this time of the 12 months. The corporate confirmed to DVZ that it’s dealing with points with import freight.
The event comes as Frankfurt Airport recorded an 18.1% 12 months on 12 months volumes progress in January to 176,300 tons, which is the second highest freight quantity ever achieved in January.
The airport stated that the later Chinese language New Yr had contributed to the rise in demand. DVZ studies that in February volumes are up by 40% on final 12 months.
Till now the problems have been confined to FCS and different handlers have been in a position to assist out. Nevertheless, that is now not potential as different amenities are additionally reaching excessive utilisation ranges.
Additionally contributing to the issues, in accordance with DVZ, is that forwarders haven’t been immediate sufficient in terms of selecting up cargo. They’ve additionally been dropping off export cargo 5 days forward of flights.
The paper studies that the Frankfurt cargo group is assembly commonly to debate measures to alleviate the congestion, with handlers from Cargocity Nord offering capability being one suggestion.