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Press article fom  20.06.2007

VG Cargo Opens New Cargo Terminal

Hahn Airport, June 20, 2007. VG Cargo GmbH has opened a new, ultramodern cargo terminal. Five years after the cargo handling company was founded, a logistics centre with around 10,000 sqm of storage space and 2,300 sqm of office space has been built right on the apron. The warehouse, certified by TAPA (Transported Asset Protection Association) and featuring video surveillance and X-ray security systems, meets even the highest of security demands. Automated volume and weight measurement, along with constant monitoring of the number of items and markings of the cargo, ensure optimal handling. The investment volume for the building project, which was finished in only eight months, amounted to around nine million euros. The construction work was done by the Goldbeck construction company.

Hendrik Hering, Minister of Economics, Traffic, Agriculture and Winegrowing for the state of Rhineland-Palatinate showed delight at the deep commitment of VG Cargo and the ongoing growth of both the company and the airport. "Hahn is becoming one of the most important cargo airports in Europe. Owing to its location and its potential, it is growing into a hub for cargo from Europe, Asia, Africa, and America." He said that the new cargo terminal would enable VG Cargo to move its business closer to the market and operate more effectively for its customers. This would lend wings to the company's business success, Hering continued.

Jörg Schumacher, Managing Director (Spokesman) for Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, paid tribute to the successful work of the cargo handling company in his welcoming speech. "The quality of the cargo handling such a company offers is an important factor in choosing an airport. Since it was founded in 2002, VG Cargo GmbH has convinced its customers at Frankfurt Hahn Airport with its outstanding service, its reliability, and professional competence in all areas of cargo handling. VG Cargo stands for professionalism, effectiveness, flexibility, and loyalty – all attributes which go well with Frankfurt Hahn Airport. Attributes our airline customers also find compelling."

Vladimir Kluev, General Director of VG Cargo GmbH, puts great value on offering his customers the best possible service at reasonable prices. "With our experience, we can fulfil a wide variety of our customers' needs, some of which can also be quite complicated. Our high standard of quality is based on our excellent staff. Each and every one plays an important part in our operations. Our time-tested cargo handling system enables our customers to calculate their costs with clarity and certainty."

VG Cargo offers handling, customs clearance, and transportation around the clock, and all from the same full service provider. Some of the cargo is shipped using the company's own vehicle fleet. This cargo handling company specializes in difficult cargoes, such as oversized and special shipments. The company is distinguished by its high quality standards, flexibility, and fair pricing. VG Cargo has thus helped Frankfurt Hahn Airport to win the "Cargo Airport of the Year" award in 2007. With its new terminal, cutting-edge technologies, and a dynamic team of qualified and highly motivated staff members, it has laid the foundation for a successful future.

For years already, Frankfurt Hahn Airport has been counted among the most important cargo bases in Europe and around the world. At present, it takes fourth place in Germany behind Frankfurt, Cologne/Bonn, and Munich. In Europe, it ranks seventeenth. In 2006, 123,000 metric tonnes of air cargo were handled here. This volume is expected to double by 2012. Its favourable geographic location in the centre of the "Blue Banana", Europe's most important business region stretching from London to Marseille, its 24-hour operating permit and the short distance from the apron to the road and vice-versa are among its key competitive advantages.

For further information please contact Ms Monika Schwarz, telephone +49 611 / 563 134, mobile +49 151 / 170 690 04, email mug.schwarz@t-online.de

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