Lufthansa to Build New Logistics Centre at Frankfurt

German airline Lufthansa has announced plans to build a modern logistics centre at Frankfurt Airport.  At a meeting on September 19, the Lufthansa Group Supervisory Board approved the investment in the necessary infrastructure for Lufthansa’s cargo business.  The building, which will replace the existing over-30-year-old Lufthansa Cargo Center, is due to go into operation in 2018.
The new logistics centre will be built mainly on Lufthansa Cargo’s existing site in the northern part of the airport.  Lufthansa says that state-of-the-art technological infrastructure will guarantee much faster turnaround times for shipments and will dramatically improve the quality of service for all customers.
“Building of a new logistics centre is a major component of our ‘Lufthansa Cargo 2020’ strategy,” Lufthansa Cargo CEO and Chairman Karl Ulrich Garnadt commented.  “The new facility will enable us to take a quantum leap in the logistics process and will make the company fit for the challenges of the future.”
Construction of the main building is scheduled to begin in 2014.  Since the air cargo terminal will be built on the existing site, the area will have to be cleared and prepared over the coming months.  Some processes will be relocated to other areas.  Operations will, however, continue while construction work on the new building is in progress.  Lufthansa is investing a “mid triple-digit million euro sum” in the new logistics centre.
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