Lufthansa Cargo Group – Overview and Airlines.
Lufthansa Cargo Group comprises 18 air freight-related companies in the Lufthansa Group whose portfolios of destinations, capacity, products and services complement each other. Lufthansa Cargo AG and seven other providers of belly and/or main deck capacity form the core of the Group.
- Lufthansa Cargo AG
- AeroLogic GmbH
- Brussels Airlines Cargo
- Swiss WorldCargo
The Group also comprises Lufthansa Cargo AG subsidiaries and affiliates that are specialist providers of air freight logistics services.
- Airmail Center Frankfurt GmbH
- handling counts GmbH
- International Cargo Centre Shenzhen (ICCS)
- Jettainer GmbH
- Lufthansa Cargo Servicios Logisticos de México S.A. de C.V.
- time:matters GmbH
- Shanghai Pudong Int’l Airport Cargo Terminal Co. Ltd. (PACTL)
AeroLogic was established in September 2007 and commenced airline operations almost two years later in June 2009. Its fleet is composed of eight brand-new Boeing 777 freighters that were delivered in 2009 and 2010 respectively.
The company was established as a joint venture by Deutsche Lufthansa AG and Deutsche Post Beteiligungen Holding AG. The respective companies of the shareholders have entrusted Lufthansa Cargo and DHL Express with operational responsibility.
AeroLogic has its own Air Operator Certificate (AOC), own air traffic rights, and is responsible for all airline operations including aircraft, pilots and network.
The headquarters of AeroLogic are located at Leipzig/Halle Airport in Schkeuditz/Germany. The company currently has around 230 employees, some 170 of whom are flight crew.
The shareholders of AeroLogic are at the same time customers that utilize air freighter capacity. All marketing and sales activities are handled exclusively by Lufthansa Cargo and DHL Express.
The AeroLogic route network comprises a total of more than 20 destinations in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America. During the week, AeroLogic mainly flies to Asia within the DHL Express network, and on weekends to the USA within the Lufthansa Cargo network.
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Brussels Airlines Cargo.
Brussels Airlines Cargo, a member of the Lufthansa Cargo Group since 2009, independently markets the belly capacity of Brussels Airlines passenger aircraft. The Belgian airline flies from Brussels Airport to 40 destinations in Europe as well as to 18 destinations in Africa. Over 90 percent of all goods transported to and from Africa are temperature-sensitive commodities such as flowers, vegetables, fruit or fish. While the carrier specializes in transporting temperature-sensitive air freight, mail shipments rank second in terms of total freight consignments.
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Since it was founded on April 1, 2002, the cargo division of Swiss International Air has been flying to some 150 worldwide destinations and connecting more than 80 countries. Headquartered at Zurich Airport, the company focuses on the transport of high-value goods. Swiss WorldCargo markets the belly capacity of SWISS passenger aircraft and its network of road services. The acquisition of the Swiss airline by Deutsche Lufthansa AG in March 2005 paved the way for Swiss WorldCargo to join the Lufthansa Cargo Group.
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Lufthansa Cargo Group – Facilities.
- Airmail Center Frankfurt GmbH.
- Handling counts GmbH.
- International Cargo Centre Shenzhen (ICCS).
- Lufthansa Cargo Servicios Logisticos de México S.A. de C.V.
- Shanghai Pudong Int’l Airport Cargo Terminal Co. Ltd.
Airmail Center Frankfurt GmbH.
The Airmail Center Frankfurt GmbH is a joint venture between Lufthansa Cargo AG, Fraport AG (40 percent stake) and Deutsche Post AG (20 percent). The company provides airmail handling services for Lufthansa Cargo AG and other airlines at Frankfurt and Munich airports. Airmail Center Frankfurt serves around 300 flights in Frankfurt, handles incoming and outgoing mail as well as transit mail with an average volume of 400 tons daily ‒ packed by postal companies worldwide in sacks, bags and containers. The company not only offers postal companies and airlines first-rate handling capacity, it also keeps them up to date with information on their processing status.
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Handling counts GmbH.
handling counts GmbH is a wholly owned Lufthansa Cargo subsidiary. It was formed in 2007 following collective wage negotiations and the final arbitration recommendation. Today, handling counts GmbH employs about 300 handling employees at the Lufthansa Cargo Center in Frankfurt (build-up und break-down), at the Frankfurt Animal Lounge and in the Lufthansa Cargo Service Center.
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International Cargo Centre Shenzhen (ICCS).
Located in the Pearl River Delta ‒ one of the most productive industrial regions of China situated between the megacities Hong Kong and Guangzhou ‒ the International Cargo Centre Shenzhen (ICCS) offers a full range of cargo handling services for Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport. Since its founding in September 2004, the company has been synonymous with high-quality freight handling services. Shenzhen Airport Co. Ltd. operates with Lufthansa Cargo on an equal partnership basis.
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Lufthansa Cargo Servicios Logisticos de México S.A. de C.V.
The wholly owned subsidiary of Lufthansa Cargo is located at Mexico City International Airport, where it has its own warehouse. The company has been offering loading and unloading services to freight forwarders and airlines since 2007.
Shanghai Pudong Int’l Airport Cargo Terminal Co. Ltd.
Shanghai Pudong Int’l Airport Cargo Terminal (PACTL) is a Sino-German air freight handling company located at Shanghai Pudong International Airport, one of the biggest cargo airports of the world. PACTL handles 25,000 to 30,000 tons of freight each week for a total of 44 airlines. Its facilities and services include 190,000 m² of covered warehouse space and a national road feeder service. The terminal has a maximum handling capacity of around 2.5 million tons annually. Furthermore, due to the good relationships and trust it has built up with customers over the years, Shanghai Pudong Int’l Airport Cargo Terminal now ranks among the leading air freight terminals worldwide.
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Lufthansa Cargo Group – Service companies.
Jettainer, a specialist in ULD management, was founded at the end of 2003. Based in Raunheim, near Frankfurt Airport, it manages about 80,000 containers and pallets for air freight transport worldwide. The company has employees at its German headquarters and at its operational centers at key stations for its customers. Jettainer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lufthansa Cargo AG.
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time:matters GmbH is a specialist provider of courier, same-day and emergency logistics services as well as time-critical international spare parts logistics and has been part of the Lufthansa Cargo Group since 2002. The experts for Special Speed Logistics offer highly flexible, customized transportation solutions for extremely urgent or complex logistical challenges by air, rail and road ‒ anytime and anywhere.
Global Logistics System Europe GmbH (TRAXON).
TRAXON Europe GmbH, based in Frankfurt, was founded in 1991 as a joint venture between Air France and Lufthansa Cargo. With its dedicated team of specialists, the company offers comprehensive electronic solutions for the air freight industry. TRAXON Europe has a portfolio of innovative products to support the various partners in the air freight supply chain, enabling them to manage their processes electronically and at the same time to meet the requirements of Cargo 2000, IATA eFreight, the World Customs Organization and postal organizations. The global network of TRAXON Europe connects more than 9,000 forwarding offices with about 100 international airlines.
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