Lufthansa Cargo has awarded its “Planet Award of Excellence” to its global partner DB Schenker Logistics. Presenting the award at this year’s Global Partner Council in Ålesund, Norway, the German cargo airline paid tribute to DB Schenker Logistics’s outstanding contribution in 2011 as a global partner, which was most evident in the constantly high volume of freight business between the two companies.
“Cooperation between DB Schenker Logistics and Lufthansa Cargo in 2011 was based on an outstanding partnership. We are proud that a large part of DB Schenker Logistics’s airfreight was flown by Lufthansa Cargo last year,” said Dr. Andreas Otto, Lufthansa Cargo Executive Board member responsible for Product and Sales. “It is exceptionally gratifying that Lufthansa Cargo, along with its strong partners in the Global Partnership Programme, was able to substantiate the success of recent years and also continue on its growth path in 2011.”
Dr. Andreas Otto presented the award to Dr. Thomas Lieb, Chairman of the Management Board of Schenker AG and also underlined the special ties between the two companies. “It is not merely the growth in business generated by Lufthansa Cargo and DB Schenker Logistics that is gratifying. It is also the fact that in 2011 both companies together succeeded in boosting the use of innovative booking channels and in driving e-freight forward.”
Dr. Thomas Lieb commented: “We are delighted to receive such a prestigious award from one of our key business partners. Our cooperation with Lufthansa Cargo has developed steadily over the past few years, and the tonnage volume in 2011 is proof that both companies benefit from this partnership. Strong airline partners are immensely important for our business, and we want to continue along our successful path, in partnership with Lufthansa Cargo.”
Lufthansa Cargo’s Global Partnership Programme is an important platform for sustainable growth. Lufthansa Cargo generates almost 50 per cent of its worldwide revenues with its eleven Global Partners. Besides DB Schenker Logistics, they are Agility, CEVA, DACHSER, DHL Global Forwarding, Expeditors, Hellmann, Kühne+Nagel, Panalpina, UPS and Uti. The Global Partner Council is the annual, top-level meeting between the senior executives of the world’s leading forwarding companies and the Executive Board and senior management of Lufthansa Cargo.