Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has signed an agreement with Transglobal Cargo Centre in Kenya to take over the full management, operation and business development of Transglobal’s fresh produce and cargo terminal at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
Transglobal Cargo Centre now operates under the Africa Flight Services (AFS) brand, the WFS division responsible for the development of a full range of handling activities across Africa. AFS stations are already operating in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Dar es Salaam.
Barry Nassberg, Group Chief Operating Officer at WFS, said, “We are delighted to be working with a professional partner in Transglobal, which is in line with our commitment to provide our airline clients with a worldwide network of expertise in handling services. Transglobal will also benefit from joining the WFS network in terms of being part of global customer agreements and having access to our operating and quality standards, and training. This is a far-reaching partnership that includes the development of new business as well as the management and operation of Transglobal’s existing business in Nairobi. The cargo terminal is an outstanding facility and with the capacity to handle over 200,000 tonnes a year, it offers great potential for growth at a time when the Kenyan economy is forecasting an annual GDP increase of 5.7% in 2014 following its healthy 4.7% growth in 2013.”