Lufthansa, Fraport expand ground handling relationship at FRA

 Deutsche Lufthansa AG and Fraport AG have inked a new contract to go into effect on Jan. 1 that will extend their relationship at Fraport’s subsidiary airport, Frankfurt International Airport (FRA), for another seven years. In the new agreement, Fraport’s ground handling unit will continue to be responsible for services like cargo loading and unloading […]

Lufthansa Cargo launches its own dangerous goods app

This week, Lufthansa Cargo deepened its foray into the digitalization of its operations with the launch of a dangerous goods declarations (DGD) app, DGD.online, which will serve as a platform for shippers of dangerous goods to perform the traditionally paper-based process via a time-saving app. DGD.online is not the carrier’s first foray into the digitalization […]

Lufthansa Cargo’s added capacity underpins seasonal shipping efforts

Lufthansa Cargo has reinstated its annual capacity boost between Germany and the U.S. with the addition of its Frankfurt (FRA)-New York (JFK) MD-11 route, “exclusively for Deutsche Post [AG], and especially in the service of Santa Claus,” the carrier said today. The service will run until Jan. 3, offering space on the 60-tonne capacity widebody […]

Lufthansa Cargo broadens digitalization efforts with cargo.one investment

Lufthansa Cargo is further ramping up its foothold in the tech sphere by increasing its cooperation with Berlin-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider, cargo.one. This week, it acquired a minority shareholding in the one-year-old cargo-booking startup. The platform allows carriers to digitally host and market airfreight capacity to forwarders. To date, some of cargo.one’s customers include industry […]

dnata increases investment in U.S. operations, launches LAX service

Ground handler dnata has invested US$8 million to launch operations at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), expanding its overall investment in United States-based airports. Since the Dubai-based company’s entry into the U.S. market in 2016, it has invested a total of $35 million in operations and added 1,000 employees. The new service location will appeal […]

September traffic dips for Lufthansa Cargo, but Q3 earnings remain strong

Although the latest September airfreight traffic reports hinted at a coming slowdown for Lufthansa Cargo, the third-quarter numbers from the Lufthansa Group reported strong revenue growth from its Logistics business segment. Logistics was up 11 percent, year-over-year, in Q3 for 2018, reaching  €594 million. Earnings before interests and taxes (EBIT) for the unit was €25 million, […]

Fraport and Lufthansa co-test remote-controlled aircraft tug at FRA

Fraport AG and Lufthansa are working together to co-test the Mototok Spacer 8600, an innovative, remote-controlled aircraft tug. Fraport Ground Services at Frankfurt Airport (FRA) operates the Mototok Spacer 8600 remote-controlled electric tug vehicle, while Lufthansa supplies aircraft for the pushback, a procedure during which the e-tug pushes the aircraft backwards out of its parking […]

Lufthansa Cargo uses world’s first ‘e-DGD’ form via INFr8

Lufthansa Cargo is taking on the leader-of-the-pack role in the digitalization of dangerous goods shipments by being the first carrier in the industry to use IATA’s electronic dangerous goods declaration (e-DGD) form, using the digital service called INFr8. Platforms like INFr8 create and send eDGDs electronically, digitalizing the traditionally paper-based process of ensuring that information […]

Lufthansa’s time:matters buys German customs brokerage

Time-critical logistics firm time:matters has purchased Germany-based CB Customs Broker GmbH and Customs Broker Cargo Handling GmbH yesterday in a move to help speed up cross-border transactions. For now, both customs brokerages and time:matters will continue to operate as neutral partners, a company release said, offering services such as customs clearance and air cargo handling, […]

Dachser expands relationship with cargo.one

Logistics firm Dachser and Berlin-based software-as-as-service (SaaS) provider cargo.one are expanding their partnership to enable Dachser’s airfreight employees to search for, compare, book and confirm cargo capacity across multiple airlines. Online platforms like cargo.one digitalize the traditionally e-mail- and telephone-based process of booking airfreight capacity, enabling forwarders to receive immediate booking confirmation. “Some solutions promise […]

The World of E-Commerce: Taking advantage of retail’s online revolution

Buzzword or not, the “e-commerce revolution” has reshaped not only the air cargo logistics chain but the overall retail market, on a global scale. With the rise of e-commerce giants such as Amazon in the United States, and Alibaba and JD.com in China, the need for e-commerce shipments to move across the globe in only […]

Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa to begin cargo space agreement Sept. 1

This week, Brussels Airlines and its parent carrier, Lufthansa announced a start date for a cargo sharing agreement announced earlier this year that will allow Lufthansa to market bellyhold capacity on the Belgian subsidiary carrier, while offering Brussels Airlines access to Lufthansa’s portfolio of international destinations. For Lufthansa, the deal is a shortcut to capitalizing […]

Lufthansa reports robust growth in Q2 financial report

Yesterday, Germany-based Lufthansa reported solid results for its logistics division for 1H 2018, with earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) up 48 percent year-over-year to €125 million, from €84 million on revenues that were up 12.3 percent to €1.3 billion. The carrier’s traffic rose only slightly in the first six months of 2018, with reported […]
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