Lufthansa to manage Hapag-Lloyd air cargo
Hapag-Lloyd Flug GmbH, a large German tourist charter operator, will outsource this summer its entire cargo management business to Lufthansa Cargo subsidiary cargo counts GmbH.
Lufthansa spun off its cargo management business in December 2003 as a way to generate revenue from a business that began in-house to help a couple of small and mid-sized passenger airline affiliates manage their cargo operations. Hapag-Lloyd Flug is the first new customer for cargo counts since it began operating as an independent company, according to a Lufthansa statement.
Hapag-Lloyd Flug has a fleet of 34 aircraft, which are used to carry cargo. The company once operated its own Airbus A300 freighter.
Cargo counts provides third-party cargo management services such as sales, marketing, ground handling, delivery, accounting, tracking, yield and capacity management.
Hapag-Lloyd said it expects the new arrangement to produce double-digit growth rates in tonnage and earnings.