Liege Airport signs deals at WeCargo event

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The WeCargo event on 12-14 November gave Liege Airport the opportunity to sign three partnership agreements with Orange Belgium, Alibaba Cloud and Qatar Airways Cargo.

The agreement with Qatar Airways Cargo extends the airline’s contract at the airport and confirms plans to expand operations.

Guillaume Halleux, chief officer of cargo at Qatar Airways says: “We are very satisfied with the services received at Liege and its logistic connections with the major European cities. Liege Airport is a guarantee of future growth and we are happy to contribute to the increase of jobs in the Liege region.”

Alibaba Cloud, the technology subsidiary of Alibaba has the skills to transform, digitise and support the airport’s operations and handling processes.

The partnership to develop the internet of things and smart services was signed with Orange Belgium, who will select cargo activities to study and for which technological solutions will be implemented.

Michael Trabbia, CEO of Orange Belgium says: “We are delighted to work with Liege Airport in developing innovative solutions. The logistics sector presents many opportunities to make the most of our technological expertise concerning connected objects or track & trace solutions. We also welcome the possibility to help develop this economic activity hub, which is so important for the Liege region.”

Luc Partoune, CEO of Liege Airport adds that to remain at the cutting edge of air cargo, the airport must energise its ecosystem.

He says: “This was the main goal of WeCargo: to energise and inspire the international cargo community. This goal was met and we are already preparing the next WeCargo event. The partnership agreements with Alibaba Cloud and Orange Belgium covering digital matters, as well as the extension and growth of Qatar Airways on the site, are leading the airport towards excellence.”