Fiege Air Cargo Logistics new handling partner of Lufthansa Cargo at the Frankfurt hub

Bildnachweis: Lufthansa Cargo; v.l.n.r.: Felix Scherberich (CEO Fiege Air Cargo Logistics); Dr. Mohammad Ali Seiraffi (Lufthansa Cargo Vice President Handling Frankfurt), Gunnar Loehr (Lufthansa Cargo Senior Director Supply Management & Infrastructure); Benjamin Looser (Managing Director Fiege Air Cargo Logistics)

Fiege subsidiary takes over parts of the physical freight handling in the Lufthansa Cargo Center

Frankfurt, 6. July 2020. At the Lufthansa Cargo Center (LCC) in Frankfurt, “Fiege Air Cargo Logistics GmbH & Co. KG” (FACL) will take over the operative handling and co-ordination of inbound and outbound standard shipments in several phases until mid 2021. The physical cargo handling processes in the LCC had already been largely outsourced to various external service providers for many years.

In the course of digitalization, the process landscape in LCC was standardized across the board and consistently aligned with the material flow. “Our future partner contributes additional expertise in the area of digitalization as well as efficient design and implementation of warehouse processes. At the same time, the new cooperation model will reduce the number of direct interfaces for Lufthansa Cargo, enabling us to make optimum use of the advantages of digitization. FACL will be an important partner for us in all aspects of physical handling at the Frankfurt hub,” explains Dr. Mohammad Ali Seiraffi, Lufthansa Cargo Vice President Handling Frankfurt and Head of the LCC.

“We look forward to contributing our expertise in digitization to the Lufthansa Cargo Center as part of a long-term cooperation. We will help to further enhance the operational quality and synchronise the logistics processes in ground handling with the modernised IT infrastructure of the LCC”, says Felix Scherberich, Managing Director at Fiege.

The planning and control of the cargo processes as well as the overall responsibility for the processes will remain in the hands of Lufthansa Cargo. The new co-operation will not result in any changes for the cargo airline’s customers. Felix Scherberich and Benjamin Looser are responsible for the newly founded company of the Fiege Group as managing directors.

About the
FIEGE Group

The Fiege Group, headquartered in Greven/Germany, is one of Europe’s leading logistics providers. Its competence lies particularly in the development and realisation of integrated supply chain systems, and it is considered a pioneer of contract logistics. In 2016, the Group generated a turnover of Euro 1.45 billion world-wide with a workforce of 12,338. 178 locations and co-operations based in 15 countries form a dense supply-chain network. 2.8 million square metres of warehouse and logistics space vouch for the company’s efficiency.