Charter with Dachser

Lufthansa Cargo has flown more than 100 tonnes of medical equipment to Turkmenistan 

On Sunday, 15 June, at 21:50 local time, the B777F Ola Brazil took off from the west to east runway on Frankfurt Airport. Destination: Ashgabat in Turkmenistan. It carried some 100 tonnes of medical equipment for the Turkmen Ministry of Health, including a 8.1-tonne Siemens Magnetom. 
“We are so pleased we handled this with Lufthansa Cargo. The excellent service we received here in the south – particularly from the local customer service handled by Martina Pichura of the LCSC – is just incomparable”, said Tim Lupus, Air Freight Manager, Dachser Frankfurt. This was the first time a charter for the cargo arm in CargoCity South has been arranged by the Lufthansa Cargo Service Center (LCSC). "It was a great and challenging experience accommodating the customer’s needs and organising the cargo from hospitals here in the south”, said Claudia Straub, Account Manager for Dachser at the LCSC.
One particular challenge when handling the charter was unloading the Magnetom in Ashgabat as the equipment normally used for this is not available there. After consulting with all stakeholders, however, a solution was found. A crane was used to load the machine directly onto a truck.
The charter was a special event for Lufthansa Cargo staff member Martina Pichura, External Sales at CargoCity South, as well: “It’s such a nice feeling to see the customer and the original consignor happy. I’m so pleased that the weeks of preparation have paid off and the excellent cooperation of all involved, both within the company and outside it, has made this such a smooth process. We hope the positive feedback from the customer means that we will be seeing more projects like this. Initial talks on this are already under way.”