Lufthansa honours road feeder partners
10 / 03 / 2017
Lufthansa Cargo has presented 12 of its most important road feeder service (RFS) providers with a premium road partner award.
The German carrier said that the award recognises “good, reliable cooperation” including flexibility, while “punctuality was also a key criterion in the selection process”.
Some 600,000 tonnes of cargo are transported via its branded Road Feeder Service each year, with 65,000 scheduled trips in Europe and 26,000 outside Europe.
Lufthansa Cargo’s Road Feeder Service acts as an air cargo transport replacement service, organising the transport of air cargo shipments with an air waybill via truck.
It covers a substantial part of the Lufthansa Cargo global transport process chain. Similar to flight operations, RFS are included in the flight schedule to some 115 stations.
The carrier said that new contracts governing a guaranteed rate of acceptance by the forwarders were signed in 2016, adding: “The certificates now awarded underscore the intention to extend the cooperation in 2017 and see it continue into the long term.”
Alexis von Hoensbroech, board member product & sales at Lufthansa Cargo, said: “We have been offering our customers top quality in the area of road feeder services as well for many years. This is made possible through close, reliable cooperation with our partners.
“I am extremely pleased to be able to bestow on the best of these the title of Premium Road Partner to Lufthansa Cargo today. We all share the goal of offering our customers the best service at all times. And we want to continue down this successful road together.”
Pictured is one of the award winners, Grüne Radler.
The award winners are: