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On Present Chain Day, 18 April, Lufthansa Cargo highlights the significance of air freight and how the corporate facilitates global commerce. Lufthansa Cargo invites parties for a within the back of-the-scenes peer on the Lufthansa Cargo Heart in Frankfurt, the airline’s necessary hub for cargo.

Frankfurt Airport performs an crucial role as a necessary hub in Europe. With a dealing with skill of 20,000 a lot per week, Lufthansa Cargo operates its largest logistics centre worldwide at Frankfurt Airport. To continue supporting corporations in taking part in global commerce amid rising commerce demands, Lufthansa Cargo primarily depends on digitalisation and modern measures.

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“Airfreight stays a growth market, and the stable provide chains we are capable of present are necessary,” explains Thomas Rohrmeier, Head of Handling Frankfurt at Lufthansa Cargo.

“This is very crucial in instances of world tensions and altering buyer wants. For this, we need modern solutions that meet our requirements, those of our customers, and society.”

Nonetheless, these can most efficient work with a most up-to-date infrastructure. For this motive, the cargo airline is investing spherical 500 million Euros in construction and modernisation measures within the Cargo Metropolis North.

“With a dealing with part of roughly 80 per cent of the airline’s global cargo volume, the Frankfurt hub vastly determines the operational steadiness of Lufthansa Cargo,” says Rohrmeier. The modernisation will permit increased dealing with race, refined transportation processes and provide chains, and an development in service quality.

Moreover, the airline is further advancing the reduction of its carbon footprint and aims for a fair CO2 steadiness by 2050. By 2030, the corporate aims to halve pick up CO2 emissions through reduction and compensation measures in contrast with 2019.

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“A trim portion of our emissions occur at some stage in flying,” says Brian Kowalke, Environmental Manager at Lufthansa Cargo. “Attributable to this truth, Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) is a wanted lever for reduction, which we already exercise and which already permit more sustainable flying this present day, lowering CO2 emissions by up to 80% in contrast with fossil fuels.”

In addition, the airline’s freighter fleet is step by step being equipped with AeroSHARK technology. This involves applying a ground film specially developed by Lufthansa Technik and BASF to the aircraft, which reduces friction resistance and thus reduces the fuel consumption of the machines.

Jason Heien