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11/30/2017
Current Handling Situation at Frankfurt Airport

The current situation at the Frankfurt airport remains strained and critical due to ongoing strike actions of the ground handling agents.
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Current Handling Situation at Airport Frankfurt (Main)

Conciliation talks between all participants already took place during the last weeks. Furthermore, Fraport representatives were also involved to implement possible measures for corrective actions to reduce an upcoming backlog at the airport.

Since a solution has not yet been found, the union Verdi has called out for another strike at FCS Frankfurt Cargo Services starting today, November 30th during the late shift. This news comes after calls for strikes on November 18, 23 and 24. According to the latest information, the cargo handling of Frankfurt Cargo Services GmbH (FCS) as well as the LUG will be affected. For the time being, further strike actions cannot be ruled out.

Additionally, a general high freight volume together with seasonal peaks is making the situation worse and may lead to major delays in cargo handling.

We are continuously working on alternative solutions to represent our customer’s interests in the best way and avoid delays as far as possible.

The following actions have already been taken:
• Increase of departures from other European hubs (e.g. AMS, CDG, LGG, LUX)
• Own charter capacity Europe-China, departure LGG
• Direct pallet transfer to airports avoiding cargo handling in Frankfurt
• Close and ongoing coordination with airlines to enable a short-term reaction

For very urgent shipments, please contact your local sales person in order to find appropriate solutions, e.g. service upgrade for your shipments.

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