Air Cargo Management

Lufthansa Cargo starts eight-year renewal of air freight centre in Frankfurt

Lufthansa Cargo Center

Lufthansa Cargo has begun a modernisation programme of its logistics centre in Frankfurt, Germany.

Development work of the Lufthansa Cargo Center began this month and will continue on a modular basis until 2028.

“With this renewal of our logistics centre, we are investing in our airfreight base in Frankfurt and thus creating the structural requirements for even faster and more efficient airfreight,” said Lufthansa Cargo’s CEO Peter Gerber.

“In doing so, we are also making the jobs of our employees at our most important logistics location in Germany safe for the future.”

Chief operations officer Harald Gloy commented: “The special thing about our infrastructure programme is that it is able to react flexibly to market developments and the changing needs of our customers.

“The holistically planned upgrading of the building infrastructure in combination with improvements to the logistics system and internal material flows will further increase the handling speed of shipments as well as the service quality for all Lufthansa Cargo customers.”

The cargo centre in Frankfurt is Lufthansa Cargo’s home hub, handling around 80 per cent of its global freight volume.

In the first phase of the modularly planned infrastructure programme, construction of a new central high-rack storage system in the Lufthansa Cargo Center is currently in progress. In addition to new buildings, existing building sections and warehouses are also being modernised as part of the eight-year infrastructure project.

The renovation and renewal of the buildings will take place during ongoing operations. The modular approach means there will be no restrictions for customers, Lufthansa Cargo said.

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