About us


Based in Liege (LGG) airport in Belgium, Challenge Handling is ideally situated at the heart of Europe’s golden triangle (Paris – Amsterdam – Frankfurt), with direct access to all of Europe’s main economic centers. An intimate cargo focused “flexport” with 24/7 availability and no curfew, LGG operates 365 days/year.


Established in 1997 as a joint venture between AGREXO and CAL Cargo Airlines, Challenge Handling employs 200 people and specializes in ground handling for both complex and standard cargo. Initially founded to handle and transport perishables, our entire infrastructure is built to facilitate incredibly fast transfer from plane to trucks, for quick delivery to market.

In 2006, CAL Cargo Airlines bought out AGREXCO’s partial ownership and became the sole owner.

In 2020, Challenge Handling opens its Second Line Warehouse dedicated to the dismantling, sorting and distribution of Import cargo. 

In 2021, Challenge Handling takes possession of a third building bringing its total handling area to 40.000 m². This new warehouse, located in the first line of the NORTH zone of Liège airport, is dedicated to the activities of Challenge Group airlines, Challenge Airline IL (formerly CAL Cargo Airlines) and Challenge Airline BE. 


Challenge Handling is owned by Challenge Group. This seamless and successful partnership allows us to “think like an airline” in every detail.  Our load masters are experts in building and loading loose cargo and pallets for optimal utilization of space. Our customers frequently tell us that their payloads have improved since working with Challenge Handling.

Our team at Challenge Handling specializes in complex cargo needs, including Perishables, Pharma, Live Animals, Oversized and Dangerous Goods, and we maintain a unique infrastructure for the Oil & Gas industry.

Values and Vision

Challenge Handling is built on the values of efficiency and quality, together with the highest standards of safety and security. We strive to excel in everything we do and constantly push ourselves to achieve higher levels of customer satisfaction. Our knowledgeable team prioritizes speed without sacrificing safety, and we have a proven history of identifying and deploying innovative solutions. We are determined to continue to be an industry leader in quality ground handling for complex and standard cargo.