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Lufthansa Cargo AG.
With a turnover of 2.5 billion euros and 8.9 billion revenue tonne-kilometres in 2019, Lufthansa Cargo is one of the world's leading companies in the transport of air freight. The company currently employs about 4,500 people worldwide. Lufthansa Cargo focuses on the airport-to-airport business. The cargo carrier serves around 300 destinations in more than 100 countries with its own fleet of freighters, the belly capacities of passenger aircraft operated by Lufthansa German Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Eurowings and SunExpress, and an extensive road feeder service network. The bulk of the cargo business is routed through Frankfurt Airport. Lufthansa Cargo is a wholly owned Lufthansa subsidiary of Deutsche Lufthansa AG and Lufthansa Group’s logistics specialist.
We offer tailored logistics solutions for even the most challenging of freight consignments. Whether our customers need to ship temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals, show horses or several tons of heavy machinery parts: Lufthansa Cargo has the right product for every freight consignment.
- November 30, 1994.
- Deutsche Lufthansa AG (100 %).
- 100 million EUR.
- Harry Hohmeister (Chairman).
Positioning of the company.
One of the leading cargo airlines in international air traffic. Markets its own freighter capacity as well as belly capacity of passenger aircraft operated by Deutsche Lufthansa AG and Austrian Airlines.
- Peter Gerber: Chairman and CEO, Finance and Human Resources.
- Dorothea von Boxberg: Product and Sales.
- Harald Gloy: Operations.
Traffic figures 2019.
- Freight ton-kilometers offered in billions: 14.5.
- Freight ton-kilometers sold in billions: 8.9.
- Cargo load factor: 61.3%.
Revenue, result and employee figures 2019.
- Sales revenues in billions: EUR 2.5.
- Adjusted EBIT in millions: EUR 0.6.
- Employees: approx. 4,500 (annual average).
Fleet structure & network.
- 6 McDonnell-Douglas MD-11F.
- 7 Boeing 777F.
- Belly capacities on Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Eurowings and SunExpress passenger flights.
- Capacities on B777F of the joint venture AeroLogic.
- Route network: more than 300 destinations in around 100 countries worldwide.
Operational equity stakes.
Handling counts Gmbh (100%)
Jettainer GmbH (100%)
Lufthansa Cargo Servicios Logisticos de México S.A. de C.V. (100%)
time:matters GmbH (100%)
Heyworld GmbH (100%)
International Cargo Centre Shenzhen (50%)
Airmail Center Frankfurt GmbH (40%)
Shanghai Pudong Int’l Airport Cargo Terminal Co. Ltd. (29%)
Fleet Inc., Portland (18%)
Cargo.one GmbH (16%)
Customs Broker GmbH (100% at time:matters GmbH)
time:matters Courier Terminal GmbH (100% at time:matters GmbH)
|1926||January 6, 1926 - Founding of Deutsche Lufthansa AG
In the first year of its existence, Deutsche Luft Hansa AG transports as much as 258 tons of cargo
|1928||Opening of first cargo routes
The first cargo routes are opened between: Berlin-Hanover-Essen/Mühlheim-Cologne-London; London-Amsterdam-Hanover-Berlin; Cologne-Paris; Paris-Cologne-Essen/Mühlheim-Berlin; Berlin-Essen/Mühlheim-Cologne
|1984||Increased transportation capacity
The Boeing 707 freighters are replaced by five modern DC-8-73 planes. The new fleet provides increased transportation capacity and less impact on the environment.
|1990||Lufthansa invests in DHL
Lufthansa and Japan Airlines acquire a 5% share each in the express courier service DHL, thereby expanding their product ranges.
|1997||ISO 9001 certification
Almost all worldwide sales and handling facilities of Lufthansa Cargo acquire ISO 9001 certification.
|1998||January 1, 1998 - Launch of Business Partnership Program
Lufthansa Cargo AG presents its Business Partnership Program. This cooperation with selected partners allows Lufthansa Cargo AG to offer its customers one-stop services.
|April 1, 1998 - Market Introduction of td.Services
As part of a fundamental reorganization of its services, Lufthansa Cargo AG launches its time definite services td.Pro, td.X and td.Flash: a few months later the company expands its td.product portfolio by the td.SameDay services.
|1999||Lufthansa Cargo expands its fleet
Lufthansa Cargo AG purchases three additional MD11 cargo planes, and plans to acquire six additional MD-11's by 2001. The first td.service td.SameDay is available on the internet.
At the start of the summer flight schedules in 2001, Lufthansa Cargo launched its Round-the-World-Service. On this first airfreight service round the globe, MD-11 freighters fly thrice-weekly on two different routes from Frankfurt via North America to New Zealand. The return flight to Germany is routed via Australia, Malaysia and Pakistan. The flight, lasting a total of 66 hours, is operated in cooperation with Air New Zealand. The service is also the first for Lufthansa Cargo across the South Pacific.
The 9/11 attacks in New York changed international aviation profoundly, not least in the airfreight industry. In the aftermath, security regulations were rigorously tightened. In subsequent years, the cost of security measures rose tenfold.
Lufthansa Cargo begins selling its entire fleet of eight B747 freighters. Sale of the aircraft is completed by the end of 2005. The Boeings are replaced by a new fleet consisting of 14 MD-11 freighters and five converted MD-11 aircraft.
|Foundation of Jade Cargo International
The new German-Chinese cargo carrier is founded on 21 October 2004 by Lufthansa Cargo and Shenzhen Airlines together with the Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft (DEG). With its 25 per cent stake in Jade Cargo International, Lufthansa Cargo is well set to expand its network significantly, since the China-based carrier serves destinations in Asia as well as numerous others in Europe and the USA with brand-new Boeing 747-400s.
|2008||e-freight: Lufthansa Cargo sends the first paperless airfreight shipment from the German market.
Within the context of the IATA initiative Simplifying the Business, Lufthansa Cargo oversees the introduction of e-freight in Germany and, ultimately, as Lead Carrier heralds the start of the paperless airfreight era in Germany with a shipment from Frankfurt to Seoul in 2008. Aside from better data quality, e-freight enables Lufthansa Cargo to offer a more efficient supply chain, as well as better customer service at lower cost. In addition, the new service benefits the environment by reducing paper consumption.
|2009||Aerologic commences flight operations
Aerologic, founded by DHL Express and Lufthansa Cargo in Leipzig/Schkeuditz in 2007, begins operations with the world's largest fleet of Boeing 777Fs. The carrier's capacities are utilised by DHL Express and Lufthansa Cargo. On weekdays, the freighters fly in the DHL Express network, largely to destinations in Asia. At weekends, they augment Lufthansa Cargo's services. The two partners are also responsible for sales and warehouse handling.
Aerologic forms the industry's biggest operational alliance between an express and courier company and a cargo carrier.
|2010||Everything under reconstruction
At Frankfurt Airport, the new technical monitoring centre and the New Truck Dock (NTD) are put into operation. The construction of a new runway also reduces the external areas of Lufthansa Cargo, which is why processes are being adapted accordingly.
|Better ground service
The Lufthansa Cargo Service Center (LCSC) project in CargoCity South at the Frankfurt hub is realized and put into operation.
|2011||Cool at Frankfurt Airport
Lufthansa Cargo opens the largest hub for temperature-sensitive cargo in Europe. The Lufthansa Cargo Cool Center (LCCC) has 4,500 m2 of space, four different cold stores and a deep-freeze room.
|We are getting closer
Production management and shift supervisors move into the Cargo Hub Control Center, the LCC's new control centre.
Lufthansa Cargo is named best European cargo airline by AirCargo News and Hellmann.
|On new paths
With the start of the winter flight schedule, Tel Aviv will be approached by freighter for the first time. The return flight will be via Instanbul.
|2013||A new era begins
In mid-November, Lufthansa Cargo takes delivery of "Good Day, USA", the first of initially five brand-new Boeing 777 freighters. Only one week after its first commercial flight, the second brand-new "Triple Seven", "Jambo Kenya", also arrives in Frankfurt.
|2014||Dance of joy for an aviator
The christening of the Boeing 777F "Jambo Kenya" in Nairobi will be accompanied by a spectacular performance by Kenyan Massai. The "Triple-Seven" is one of five modern, efficient cargo aircraft that will join the Lufthansa Cargo fleet this year.
|A flying horse stable
On a special flight, Lufthansa Cargo is taking 65 horses in 22 mobile stables from Frankfurt to the Iranian capital Tehran. The entire main deck of the Boeing 777F is covered with horse containers.
|2015||Step by step - Bringing children a future
With the prints of a total of 24 colourful children's feet on its fuselage, Lufthansa Cargo's D-ALCH flies around the world. The airline has thus turned the MD-11F into a flying ambassador for the Cargo Human Care aid organisation.
|2016||Lufthansa Cargo takes over 100 percent of time:matters, the leading specialist for sameday delivery and emergency logistics in Europe.
Lufthansa Cargo and the German Red Cross sign a cooperation agreement for even closer collaboration in the airfreight transport of relief supplies in humanitarian disaster situations.
Lufthansa Cargo is bringing the two panda bears Meng Meng and Jiao Qing safely from Chengdu to Berlin-Schoenefeld. In China, the rare animals have the status of a national treasure - protection and preservation of the species is a top priority.
|More space, more cooling
Shortly after our IATA award with the CEIV seal for pharmaceutical transports, the Lufthansa Cargo Cool Center will be expanded to 8,000 m2 - and thus offer even better service for temperature-sensitive cargo.
|2018||put one's cards on the table
Lufthansa's new brand design is also visible at Lufthansa Cargo - since spring the first freighter has been flying with the new livery.
The Frankfurt Animal Lounge celebrates 10 years of first-class service and best care for our animal travellers.
|2019||First eCommerce hub
Lufthansa Cargo founds the subsidiary "heyworld" and establishes the first eCommerce hub at Frankfurt Airport. The focus of the company's offering is on intercontinental transport solutions for online retailers of all sizes.
The new eService "PreCheck" is introduced: Shipment data are checked for completeness and consistency even before delivery, thus further optimizing the acceptance process.
Lufthansa Cargo receives two brand-new, highly efficient Boeing 777 freighters. The arrival of two further aircraft of this type is announced for 2020. At the same time, the company announces that the three-engine MD-11F will be taken out of service by the end of 2020.