Starting the first week of January, three major air cargo companies, FCS Frankfurt Cargo Services, LUG aircargo handling and Perishable Center Frankfurt (PCF) at Frankfurt Airport embarked on mass COVID-19 testing of personnel.
A total of around 1,500 employees of the companies, which together handle around 40 percent of the air freight at Frankfurt Airport, was tested. Over several days, the Bensheim-based company Chemlab conducted the tests on site. The aim of the measure is to ensure even better protection of the workforce against infection in the company.
The employees of FCS Frankfurt Cargo Services and LUG aircargo handling moved up to three times more cargo than 2019. This is primarily due to the high volumes of imported personal protective equipment.
For Claus Wagner, Managing Director of FCS, the measure is another step forward in the company’s infection protection concept: “The WFS Group, to which FCS belongs, has worldwide taken consistent protective measures since the beginning of the pandemic. Even in times with lower public case numbers, we have paid strong attention to compliance with the mask requirement and our hygiene concepts. The health of our employees is also a main concern for our shareholders WFS Worldwide Flight Services and Fraport AG. Especially after the holidays, we want our employees to be able to return to work with a good and safe feeling. As one of the largest cargo handlers at Frankfurt Airport, we must maintain our operational logistics processes for air cargo handling at all times.”