In July 1974, while West Germany hosted and won the FIFA World Cup, Muc Air Services Gesellschaft für Luftverkehrsabfertigung was established at Munich Airport.
In 1999, the subsidiary of airport operator Flughafen München was reincorporated as Cargogate, and in those 45 years has grown from 14 employees to more than 200.
The largest airfreight handling company in Munich processes around one third of the freight passing through the airport.
With a 20,000 sqm storage facility, Cargogate offers warehouse services including receiving, sorting, break-bulk and consolidation, handover of cargo, as well as customs clearance and hazardous goods formalities.
Along with tailor-made infrastructure, spacious cooling rooms and GDP-certified storage of pharmaceutical products, Cargogate scores points for short journeys covered by goods during handling and its processes.
Speaking at the anniversary celebration, Claudia Weidenbusch, managing director of Cargogate says: “We’re looking forward to another 45 years because cargo has a future and the worldwide exchange of goods is an important factor in the globalisation of markets.”
Thomas Weyer, chief financial officer and director of infrastructure at Munich Airport says: “We’re fortunate as an airport operating company to have a professional and efficient subsidiary like Cargogate that ensures, with its outstanding competence and strong customer focus, that everything keeps moving at Munich Airport.”