Freightos, Lufthansa Cargo collaborate on instant ‘e-booking’ of air cargo

In an effort to hasten the digitalization of the airfreight industry, online cargo marketplace Freightos has teamed up with Lufthansa Cargo to create a new online portal through which forwarders can compare rates and book air cargo space nearly instantly. By combining Freightos WebCargo and Lufthansa Cargo’s application programming interface (API) services, enabling forwarders to […]

Lufthansa Cargo to offer digital freight capacity booking

Lufthansa Cargo has released plans to offer digital freight capacity booking in a new partnership with the software-as-a-service (SaaS) company, cargo.one. The Berlin-based SaaS company – turning a year old in August – serves as a platform for carriers to host and market their available capacity to forwarders. The service already offers capacity on Austrian […]

Lufthansa adds freighter service to Chengdu

Lufthansa Cargo has launched a new freighter service connecting Frankfurt and Chengdu (CTU), making it the fifth freighter destination the German carrier services in China, joining Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou and Hong Kong. “This extension to our network will allow us to offer solutions for the booming markets in the west of China,” said Frank Naeve, […]

United, Lufthansa Cargo launch long-awaited joint venture

After nearly three years of negotiations, United Airlines and Lufthansa Cargo formally launched their air cargo joint venture (JV) last week, enabling both carriers to jointly manage sales and booking of standard and express shipments on routes between Europe and the United States. Effective May 3, the JV applies to selected routes from the U.S., […]

Lufthansa Group leads European carriers in Q1 traffic growth

The Lufthansa Group released solid results for the first quarter of 2018, reporting cargo traffic up 4.9 percent year-over-year to 2.14 billion revenue tonne kilometers. This is down from last year’s first-quarter growth of 6.3 percent, but very much in line with worldwide trends, and a much better result than its big European competitors Air-France-KLM […]

Lufthansa to operate Brussels’ cargo capacity, while BRUcloud grows

Starting Sept. 1, 2018, Lufthansa Cargo will take the reins in selling affiliate Brussels Airlines’ cargo capacity. The move is expected to enhance two already complementary networks. Once it goes into effect, Brussels Airlines customers have access to Lufthansa Cargo’s route network, with about 300 destinations in more than 100 countries. In addition, Lufthansa’s customer […]

ACE Awards 2018: Customization is their specialty

These days it’s not enough to just handle general cargo efficiently and be recognized for customer service and performance. One must be able to specialize as well, for goods such as perishables, dangerous goods, pharma, animals and oversized goods. For the second consecutive year, Air Cargo World asked ACE survey respondents about the top performers […]

ACE Awards 2018: Top airports, carriers chosen for Air Cargo Excellence

CARRIERS The top vote-getter in the Large Carrier category (1 million tonnes of cargo handled and up) came as little surprise: Cathay Pacific Airways, which was a Platinum Award winner last year, won the Diamond Award this year. A spokesperson from Cathay Pacific Cargo said 2017 was the strongest year for growth in airfreight demand […]

ACE Awards 2018: Top Carriers chart

  CARRIER SURVEY CRITERIA Air carriers were rated by freight forwarders on the following criteria: Customer Service: Quality of customer service; tracking and tracing of shipments; electronic air waybill (e-AWB) capabilities Performance: Timeliness of delivery; space availability; availability of main-deck capacity Value: Competitiveness of rates; availability and quality of special services; route network In addition […]

Lufthansa Group reports ‘best results in history’ for 2017

Germany-based Lufthansa Group reported its “best results in history,” upon releasing its 2017 financial statement. The carrier’s adjusted earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) rose a precipitous 70 percent to €3 billion, compared to the previous year, and revenues rose 12.4 percent, year-over-year, to €35.6 billion. Looking specifically at the logistics arm of the business, […]

WCS 2018: IATA launches digital tools for dangerous goods declarations

DALLAS – It was a busy conference for dangerous goods (DG) last week at IATA’s World Cargo Symposium. In an effort to encourage electronic management DG handling and improve safety, IATA introduced both its Dangerous Goods AutoCheck (DG AutoCheck) platform and its e-Dangerous Goods Declaration (e-DGD) standards. DG AutoCheck stands as a bridge between the […]

Lufthansa Cargo to charge fee for paper-based air waybills

Lufthansa Cargo will charge €12 for processing paper-based air waybills (AWB), a fee to be implemented on April 2, which may be increased in October after the introductory phase has had time to take effect. The fine is avoidable for customers who will opt to use its e-air way bills, which the carrier has offered […]

Brussels Airlines Cargo looks to translate CEIV-Pharma certification into more cargo

Brussels Airlines Cargo is the latest cargo carrier to earn IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators for Pharmaceuticals Logistics (CEIV-Pharma) certification, announcing today that it had finally wrapped up the months-long process of certification. The carrier operates out of Brussels Airport, which was one of the first European airports to establish itself as a […]
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