At transport logistic 2023 in Munich, Lufthansa Cargo AG presented its ambitions for Frankfurt Airport.
Frankfurt is to become one of the world's most important e-commerce hubs in the future. Together with its subsidiaries - logistics service provider heyworld and customs broker CB Customs Broker - Lufthansa Cargo is actively driving forward the expansion of the eCommerce business at Frankfurt Airport.
"We clearly experience and see eCommerce as a growth market," said Ashwin Bhat, CEO of Lufthansa Cargo. "A decisive success factor for online trade is the resilience and speed of the supply chain. We want to make Frankfurt a leader in this segment by offering an integrated, holistic solutions for shipping, customs clearance and the further transport of eCommerce shipments." In addition to expanding its European medium-haul network and adding two more A321 freighters to its capacity, Lufthansa Cargo via its subsidiaries and partners is also focusing on new software solutions and expanding the capacity of its eCommerce hub in Cargo City Nord.
"Our eCommerce hub at Frankfurt Airport enables us to meet growing customer needs for fast deliveries," explains Boris Hueske, Managing Director of heyworld. "As a logistics partner, we complement Lufthansa Cargo's offering with innovative software and forwarding solutions that significantly accelerate the clearance and onward transport of eCommerce shipments."
"Our new software solution is a real driver for online trade at the Frankfurt location. With this solution, eCommerce shipments can be cleared much more easily and thus processed faster overall ", says Uwe Glunz, Managing Director of CB Customs Broker. "Via API interfaces, the solution can be individually adapted and docked onto customers' existing logistics management systems. This simplifies the exchange of data and documents required for customs clearance and speeds up the entire process."