DB Schenker takes aim at pharma and ramps up Cargolux freighter partnership

DB Schenker is setting up a new healthcare service portfolio called DB SCHENKERlife+ and has also joined up with Cargolux to launch a weekly full charter freighter connection between Luxembourg and Indianapolis, starting in January 2021.

Cargolux’s initial service between its home base in Luxembourg and the Indiana capital was inaugurated in 2005 to support DB Schenker’s business in the region, but wasn’t dedicated to the forwarder.

The collaboration has grown over the years and is now cemented through this dedicated weekly charter solution using a Boeing 747F.

Veronique Dameme, head of global vertical market healthcare at DB Schenker, said: “Our new product portfolio DB SCHENKERlife+ offers exceptional quality, unconditional security and fully reliable logistics services.

“The cooperation with Cargolux expands the foundation for our robust global GDP program and customized services as air track, 24/7 monitoring, packaging supplies or telemetric devices. In such volatile times DB SCHENKERlife+ thus provides urgently needed transparency and predictability.” 

Said Domenico Ceci, Cargolux’s executive vice-president sales & marketing: “Cargolux is pleased to launch this new weekly charter service in collaboration with DB Schenker. Both companies have enjoyed a fruitful and mutually beneficial partnership on this lane over the past 15 years and we are happy to expand on this success.”

With pharma handling expertise throughout its network and a dedicated Healthcare Center in Luxembourg, Cargolux is seen as the ideal partner for DB SCHENKERlife+.

The new weekly connection between Luxembourg and Indianapolis makes DB Schenker’s portfolio of customizable services available in the world’s regions with the highest demand for healthcare and pharmaceutical products and creates capacities for potential Covid-19 vaccine transportation demand.

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