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Lufthansa Cargo honours Premium Road Partners

Mar 09, 2017

Superb cooperation with forwarders recognised

From left to right: Dr Alexis von Hoensbroech, Board Member Product & Sales at Lufthansa Cargo; Hartmut Bollinger and Herr Kay Bollinger, Management of Grüne Radler; Markus Fischer, Head of RFS Management at Lufthansa Cargo
From left to right: Dr Alexis von Hoensbroech, Board Member Product & Sales at Lufthansa Cargo; Hartmut Bollinger and Herr Kay Bollinger, Management of Grüne Radler; Markus Fischer, Head of RFS Management at Lufthansa Cargo

Lufthansa Cargo AG has honoured its most important forwarding partners for the first time. Good, reliable cooperation between logistics companies and Lufthansa’s cargo arm has been recognised with the highest accolade – Premium Road Partner. Besides reliability and flexibility, punctuality was also a key criterion in the selection process. Some 600,000 tonnes of cargo are transported via the Road Feeder Service each year. With 65,000 scheduled trips in Europe and 26,000 outside of Europe, the logistics firms honoured had already proven themselves to be reliable and strategically important partners last year. New contracts governing a guaranteed rate of acceptance between Lufthansa Cargo AG and the forwarders were signed just in 2016. The certificates now awarded underscore the intention to extend the cooperation in 2017 and see it continue into the long term.

Dr Alexis von Hoensbroech, Board Member Product & Sales at Lufthansa Cargo, emphasised the importance of such cooperation: “We have been offering our customers top quality in the area of road feeder services as well for many years. This is made possible through close, reliable cooperation with our partners. I am extremely pleased to be able to bestow on the best of these the title of Premium Road Partner to Lufthansa Cargo today. We all share the goal of offering our customers the best service at all times. And we want to continue down this successful road together.”

Lufthansa Cargo’s Road Feeder Service acts as an air cargo transport replacement service, organising the transport of air cargo shipments with an air waybill via truck. It covers a substantial part of the Lufthansa Cargo global transport process chain. Similar to flight operations, RFS schedules are included in the flight schedule. With scheduled services to some 115 stations, this makes Lufthansa Cargo the market leader in Europe.

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