On June 11th took place the start of the Football World Cup Finals in South Africa and 32 teams will be fighting for the football crown. But what happens if one of the players forgets his most important equipment - his football boots? That is precisely what happened to Germany’s mid-field star Bastian Schweinsteiger: he forgot to put his footwear in his luggage to Johannesburg.
Fortunately the German national team can rely on the emergency logistics experts from time:matters who, together with Lufthansa Cargo, did everything possible to deliver the shipment to the African continent as quickly as possible. The specialists at time:matters Courier Terminal at Frankfurt Airport know everything there is to know about time-critical shipments and were able to load the important package within the shortest time as a Courier Solution on the next aircraft to Johannesburg.
As the flight with the number LH572 took off in the direction of South Africa in the evening, not only were Schweinsteiger’s boots on board, but also two sets of shirts for the Serbian national team - an unusual combination, when you considers that Germany played against Serbia.
But not only Schweinsteiger and the Serbian national team are customers of Lufthansa Cargo. One week before World Cup kick-off the cargo team received an urgent inquiry from the World Cup sponsor Budweiser: two tons of uniforms had to be transported as quickly as possible to the stadiums to Johannesburg. With td.Flash and a lot of Cargo Spirit the colleagues quickly succeeded in flying the shipment via HKG to JNB, so that everything was there before the first game started.