CargoCity Frankfurt Fast, Safe Service

Located at the heart of the continent in a leading business location, Frankfurt Airport excels with highly professional handling of all types of cargo.

An attractive location

Location Power
Location Power

Flugzeug im Landeanflug auf Frankfurt Airport

Business Power
Business Power

Euro-Zeichen am Willy-Brandt-Platz in Frankfurt

Service Power
Service Power

Frachtabfertiger im Einsatz

Location Power

Flugzeug im Landeanflug auf Frankfurt Airport

Located in the heart of the continent, Frankfurt Airport is Europe’s leading cargo hub and one of the top 10 worldwide.

Business Power

Euro-Zeichen am Willy-Brandt-Platz in Frankfurt

Frankfurt Airport connects one of Europe’s leading business locations with the world.

Service Power

Frachtabfertiger im Einsatz

Frankfurt Airport excels with fast, safe, and professional handling of all kinds of cargo.

Specialists in all kinds of cargo

From pharmaceuticals to dangerous goods to animals: Whatever customers want to load, Frankfurt Airport has the requisite expertise.


We keep your Pharma cool

For handling of pharmaceuticals, Frankfurt Airport has more than 12,000 square meters of temperature-adjustable GDP and CEIV-certified storage space right next to the apron. Temperature-controlled transportation in special vehicles is possible on the apron itself. This unique infrastructure and the extra capacity provided by specially designated pharmaceutical teams at numerous forwarding agents and cargo handlers make Frankfurt Airport Europe’s leading pharmaceutical hub.

Perishable Center

Früchte aus aller Welt werden im Perishable Center umgeschlagen

The Perishable Center Frankfurt is Europe’s largest and most cutting-edge air cargo center for perishable goods. Each year, around 100,000 metric tons of meat, fish, crustaceans, fruit, vegetables, and plants are handled here – in just 60 minutes if necessary.


Perishable Center Frankfurt:

  • 9,000 square meters of temperature-controlled storage space
  • 20 monitored zones ranging from –24 °C to +24 °C
  • GDP and CEIV certification


Further information is available at

You can download a flyer on perishables here.


Pferde werden verladen

Frankfurt Airport has the world’s most state-of-the-art station for animals traveling by air. Whether they are show horses en route to the Olympics, cats and dogs heading for a holiday with their owners, rhinoceroses being transported from one zoo to another, or colorful tropical fish, all animals are treated in a species-appropriate way here.

Large animal stalls, small animal boxes, special aviaries, and individually temperature-adjustable climatic chambers provide optimum conditions for various species on a site covering over 4,000 square meters. Over 110 million animals per year travel safely via Frankfurt Airport.

Compliance with the strict provisions of the IATA’s Live Animals Regulations and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species is ensured at all times.



Various companies at the airport are specialized in storing valuable and vulnerable goods (VAL and VUN). Their storage facilities are equipped with high-security areas for loading and unloading, sections for goods picking and consolidation, and explosives detectors.

This means that valuable consignments such as precious metals, cash, artworks, weapons, and narcotics as well as high-quality electronic and pharmaceutical products can be stored in line with the relevant legal and safety requirements.

Dangerous Goods

Kartons müssen als Gefahrgut gekennzeichnet werden

At Frankfurt Airport, it is possible to handle all classes of dangerous goods and to store them for more than 24 hours. This does not apply to explosives.

Experienced and regularly trained specialists inspect and monitor the storage areas.


Postkarte, Luftpostbrief und Kompass auf Landkarte

Frankfurt Airport is a major hub for international transport of mail and parcels, equipped with first-class infrastructure and technology.

Various providers enable fast and reliable handling of international airmail and express consignments on-site with state-of-the-art distribution and sorting machines.

FRA: Number one in Europe

Innovation leader FRA
Air Cargo Community e. V.
Fraport Real Estate
Cargo flight schedule
Traffic figures

Service topics

Laptop Weltkarte

Geschäftsfrau bucht auf Laptop online Flüge weltweit.

Are you looking for the right contact at a government agency? Here you can find addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses for customs, plant protection, the German Federal Office for Agriculture and Food, veterinarians, and the federal police headquarters.


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By car or truck, rail or bus – you can find detailed directions to CargoCity North and South here. We also provide information about parking options for cars and trucks.



Do you want to apply for a new Airport ID Card? You can apply online and find answers to important questions about the topic here.


Werbeflächen in der CargoCity Süd

Outdoor advertising by the truck parking lot? Ads in the trade directory “Who is where”? Find out about advertising opportunities at Frankfurt Airport here

Baugrube Terminal 3 und Flugzeuge


All construction measures on leasehold land must be coordinated with the FRA Cargo Team at an early stage. To do this, please send an e-mail with the following essential details to

  • Project/description of measures
  • Planned timeline
  • Exact location on the site or in the building

The FRA Cargo Team will be happy to contact you.

Gastronomie-Standorte CCS

Gastronomie in der CargoCity Süd

A wide range of services and catering options are available at CargoCities North and South. Click here for more information.


H nde auf Tastatur

Whether it’s advice or the operation of all information and communication equipment – Fraport AG’s IT experts offer you a broad range of services.

Who is where?

CargoCity South
CargoCity South

CargoCity Süd mit DFS-Tower

Are you looking for the contact details of companies and offices at Frankfurt Airport?

Here you will find the companies and offices directory.


FRA Cargo-Team

Your first point of contact for all cargo and logistics matters at Fraport AG

More Fraport

What started as "Südwestdeutsche Luftverkehr AG" is a global player in aviation today.


Fraport AG and AeroGround Flughafen München GmbH Develop Virtual Reality Training Tool for Ground Operations

Fraport AG, the operator of Frankfurt Airport, and AeroGround Flughafen München GmbH, a wholly-owned ground handling subsidiary of Flughafen München GmbH (the operator of Munich Airport), have developed a joint virtual reality (VR) training tool for ground handling operations.



Frankfurt Airport Lays Cornerstone for Future Terminal 3

Today (April 29), Fraport AG laid the cornerstone for Frankfurt Airport’s new Terminal 3, one of Europe’s largest privately financed infrastructure projects. Numerous guests and construction workers attended the ceremony, which marked the start of above-ground construction.



Boeing and Fraport showcase innovative technologies at the Boeing ecoDemonstrator European Expo in Frankfurt

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Fraport today kicked off the Boeing ecoDemonstrator European Expo at Frankfurt Airport to showcase innovative technologies that advance aviation.




Frankfurt Airport is an exciting marketplace for travelers and visitors, boasting a wide range of shops, restaurants and bars. Germany’s largest aviation gateway is also a premium location for retail and catering. Moreover, Fraport offers numerous airport-related services, from IT infrastructure and terminal equipment through to construction services. Its portfolio also encompasses safety and security-related services. Since the airport is subject to strict access regulations, the ID Card Service Center is responsible for issuing the necessary airport ID cards.




Any business activity relies on the right infrastructure. At Frankfurt Airport, experts from various disciplines work together in a spirit of mutual trust to successfully bring to fruition challenging large-scale construction projects. These projects are as multifaceted as the passengers and visitors who come to the airport. Construction above and below ground, structural engineering, modernization work, and road and tunnel construction all make an important contribution to the “Gute Reise” mission statement.



Frankfurt Airport Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Terminal 2

25 years ago, the very first aircraft arrived at Terminal 2: a Cathay Pacific Boeing 747 from Hong Kong with 350 passengers onboard. Since the official inauguration on October 24, 1994, Frankfurt Airport’s Terminal 2 has been the departure point, destination or stopover for some 200 million travelers.



Fraport Traffic Figures – January 2019: Starting the New Year on a Growth Path

Frankfurt Airport (FRA) welcomed nearly 4.7 million passengers in January 2019, thus starting the year with 2.3 percent traffic growth. Without strike and weather-related flight cancellations, passenger traffic at FRA would have grown by about 4.3 percent.



Foundation Stone Laid for Swissport Air Cargo Warehouse at Frankfurt Airport’s CargoCity South

Fraport AG and Swissport Cargo Services Deutschland GmbH today laid the foundation stone for Swissport’s new airfreight facility at Frankfurt Airport (FRA), marking another milestone in the future development of FRA as an airfreight location.



Frankfurt Airport Opens Seven New Security Control Lanes in Extension Hall A

The German Federal Police (Bundespolizei) and airport operator Fraport AG have opened a new aviation security checkpoint at Frankfurt Airport (FRA). Featuring seven control lanes, the additional checkpoint has been installed in a purpose-built extension to Concourse A at Terminal 1 – after only six months of construction.



Fraport Raises Stake in Lima Airport to 80 Percent

Fraport AG has purchased a further 10-percent stake in Lima Airport Partners S.R.L. (LAP) – operator consortium of Jorge Chavez International Airport Lima – from AC Capitales’ Infrastructure Fund, which held the stake for over 10 years.



Fraport USA Wins Contract for Managing the Retail Concession at Newark Airport’s Terminal B

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) has awarded Fraport USA (a subsidiary of Fraport AG) a five-year contract to manage the retail concessions space of Terminal B at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR).