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Ulrich Ogiermann

The return of Ogiermann at CargoLogic Germany
After abruptly stepping down from the chief cargo officer position at Qatar Airways Cargo in December 2017 to become senior vice-president for operations at Volga-Dnepr Group and a consultant with its affiliate CargoLogicManagement in July, the industry speculated whether industry veteran Ulrich Ogiermann would take a more active role in helming another cargo carrier.

Those rumors were validated in August, when Volga-Dnepr revealed that Ogiermann, who has more than 25 years of experience in air cargo, became managing director of the group’s new German subsidiary, CargoLogic Germany, based at Leipzig/Halle Airport (LEJ).

Similar to the business model of Volga-Dnepr’s U.K.-based subsidiary, CargoLogicAir, CargoLogic Germany will operate as a separate entity from Volga-Dnepr, and is expected to build a fleet of up to nine 737 freighters to handle express services across Europe, which would make the fledgling carrier the only German all-cargo airline to serve this niche.

According to our sister publication, Cargo Facts, CargoLogic Germany will lease at least three converted 737-400Fs via U.S.-based Vx Capital Partners, to be delivered either this month or by February.

Before joining Qatar Airways Cargo in 2012, Ogiermann served for eight years as president and CEO of Cargolux, which he had joined in 1998. He also served as chair of TIACA from 2009 to 2010.

 

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