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

Location Power

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

More than 2 million tons of cargo are handled at Frankfurt Airport every year. This makes FRA the leading cargo hub in Europe and one of the most important transport hubs in Europe. The 117 passenger and cargo airlines connect Frankfurt with 334 destinations in 100 countries (2022). This makes us the hub with the best "Total Hub Connectivity" in Europe (ACI 2022).
More freight forwarders are based here than in any other location in Europe. This makes Frankfurt particularly attractive for airlines.  One of the reasons for this is the airport's central location in the heart of Europe. The airport can be reached by truck from all European countries in just 18 hours and is directly connected to the busiest highway interchange in Europe. This optimal networking of air and road is unique.

Business Power

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FRA connects one of Europe’s leading industry locations with the world.

Frankfurt is among Europe’s leading business locations. Because of this, the city is chiefly known as a finance center, but the pharmaceuticals and chemicals industry, the automotive industry, and the robotics sector play a large economic role there. Throughout Germany, no other city has more corporate headquarters of international companies than Frankfurt.

Service Power

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All types of freight – Frankfurt Airport excels with fast, safe, and professional handling.

All varieties of freight: Frankfurt Airport excels at fast, safe, and professional handling. At Frankfurt Airport, our customers have access to Europe’s largest center for perishable goods, the world’s most state-of-the-art animal station, various hazardous and valuable goods warehouses, and much more. The fact that Customs and other relevant authorities, such as veterinary agencies, plant protection services, and the German Federal Office for Agriculture and Food, are located directly on-site provide for optimum service and short distances.


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For handling of pharmaceuticals, Frankfurt Airport has more than 14,000 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

Each year, over 120,000  metric tons of fresh goods are sorted, picked, and placed into product-specific temporary storage in the Perishable Center, Europe’s most modern airfreight handling center for perishable goods. Covering over 9,000  m², the Perishable Center Frankfurt provides temperature-controlled service in 20 different climatic zones that are tailored to product groups 24/7/365. Controlled by computers and monitored constantly, the temperatures range from -25  °C to +25  °C.

PCF: Perishable Center Frankfurt:

  • Temperature-controlled workflow and product-specific temporary storage in 20 different temperature zones ranging from -25  °C to +25  °C
  • Flexibility through independence – cooperation with all providers is possible
  • Sorting and picking based on customer requirements for further distribution to all sales markets throughout Europe  
  • Quick inspection of goods in the PCF by authorities represented directly on-site: veterinary agencies, plant protection services, and the German Federal Office for Agriculture and Food
  • Port of first entry: Authorized EU border inspection point
  • Customs and transit processing 24/7/365
  • IFS Logistics Standard (certified quality and hygiene): higher level
  • Certified by MSC Marine Stewardship Council
  • IMO Control organic certification
  • QM in the PCF conforms to GDP
  • IATA CEIV Pharma
  • Rapid cooling and vacuum cooling

Further  information is available at

You can download a flyer on perishables here.


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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.


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Frankfurt  Airport is a major hub for international transport of mail and parcels,  equipped with state-of-the-art 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.

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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, trucks and vans.



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.


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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.



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


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