Scandinavian Airlines of North America, Inc., on behalf of SAS Cargo Group A/S, entered into an agreement with Total Airport Services, Inc. to handle its cargo and mail at SAS Cargo’s dedicated terminal at Newark International Airport. The Agreement also covers several other carriers being handled by SAS Cargo at Newark.
(Total Airport Services) Senior VP Business Development Denny Eichenbaum said, ‘The 62,000-square-foot facility is equipped with state-of-the-art material handling technology that will be of great advantage in our efforts to attract new business at EWR. The Sales & Service team of Gerald Kolasch, VP Cargo and Harry Hoge, Regional VP Northeast, will have all the tools necessary to achieve the key targets of our business plan to grow both air cargo warehousing and under-the-wing ramp handling services.’
‘A facility of this size can accommodate 56,000 tons of cargo annually,’ said Harry Hoge. ‘The current through-put is averaging 26,000 tons per annum, which allows for the type of growth potential we like to see in a new location. That along with the two freighter parking spots located directly behind the facility present a welcome challenge that both Gerald and I are eager to pursue,’ Hoge added.
Kenneth Marx, SAS Cargo’s President and CEO said, ‘We are pleased to having finalized the agreement with Total Airport Services at Newark. SAS and SAS Cargo’s continued effort to optimize its operations by focusing on sales and product development through our access to SAS intercontinental flights as well our dedicated all-cargo flights from US gateways to Scandinavia, we will continue to provide our customers with a continued high quality cargo handling at the Newark gateway.
As handling cargo is not our core business, we feel that by choosing a dedicated cargo handling provider focusing entirely on this specific business segment, will enable us to increase the focus on sales related efforts to the ever increasing and highly demanding North American market,” Marx concluded.
SAS Cargo has been present at Newark with its own cargo terminal since 1998, and SAS has operated at Newark for almost 20 years. Today SAS flies to Denmark’s capital Copenhagen as well as Sweden’s capital Stockholm. In addition, SAS utilizes Seattle, Chicago and Washington Dulles airport as its US gateways, with extensive code-share flights with other Star Alliance partners.
Total Airport Services, Inc. is an independently owned and operated provider of quality aviation services in North America. Lines of business include air cargo warehousing, ramp handling, aircraft deicing, into-plane fueling and airport terminal services.