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Lufthansa Cargo passes on cost of German road toll charge

Lufthansa Cargo passes on cost of German road toll charge

   Lufthansa Cargo said Friday it will pass on to customers the cost of a new road toll to be levied on trucks in Germany from Jan. 1.

   The road toll “will appreciably increase the cargo carrier’s expense of operating trucking services to and from German airports,” the airline said.

   Effective Jan. 15, Lufthansa Cargo will raise its prices by 0.02 euros (3 cents) per kilo of chargeable freight weight exported through German airports other than Frankfurt, Munich and Cologne/Bonn.

   The German cargo airline often moves shipments by truck from secondary airports to major airport hubs in Germany.

   In a separate announcement, Lufthansa Cargo said it will lower its fuel surcharge to 0.30 euros (40 cents) from 0.35 per kilo of actual freight weight, effective Jan. 3, to reflect the fall in jet fuel prices in the past two weeks.