Signing the deal in the Air Cargo Europe section of the transport logistic exhibition in Munich (Tuesday 9 May), the 2 companies will expand e-commerce operations in Frankfurt with Asian airlines using the southern part of the airport benefiting from integrated solutions and having their shipments handled automatically and quickly.
Initially, the new e-commerce terminal will take 5,000 square metres of GEORGI Handling’s existing cargo hall in Building 568 in Cargo City South.
In the medium term, an independent hall will operate with tailored processes for e-commerce shipments and the long-term plan is for a fully automated sorting system facility guaranteeing state-of-the-art handling.
Uwe Glunz, Managing Director of CB Customs Broker, a Lufthansa Cargo subsidiary, says the company’s vision is to be the e-commerce customs clearance leader in Germany and it has developed its own software to digitise processes to process volumes efficiently.
He says, “The new partnership is another milestone towards this vision and enables us to offer our integrated and automated solutions now also in Cargo City South. With GEORGI Handling, we have found a partner that reliably and quickly takes care of the physical handling directly on site. We are thus creating a first-class, innovative offering specifically for the Asian region.”
Ashwin Bhat, CEO of Lufthansa Cargo, adds, “We want to actively expand the eCommerce market at Frankfurt Airport. Together with our subsidiaries, we have developed a number of innovative solutions for this purpose, which enables us to implement holistic solutions for our customers. The new partnership of our customs expert CB Customs Broker with GEORGI is an important and good further step in this direction.”