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Lufthansa Cargo and Cathay Pacific Cargo share Hong Kong ground handler
Time:2016-10-08 15:27:32

EUROPE's largest air cargo carrier has moved its local freight handling into the Cathay Pacific Cargo Terminal in Hong Kong.

The move, which took effect on October 1, benefits customers of both carriers, with one single location for export drop-off and import delivery arrangements.

As part of the deal, both cargo carriers are working closely together on network planning, as well as sales, IT and service enhancements, and plan to transport the first shipment under the cooperation framework from February 1 - initially from Hong Kong to Europe. The ability to also book eastbound shipments from Europe to Hong Kong will then follow in 2018.

Said Lufthansa Cargo CEO Peter Gerber: "We are very pleased to share a handling location in Hong Kong. There will be many advantages for our customers and it represents an important milestone for the start of our partnership at the beginning of the year."

Said Cathay Cargo chief Simon Large: "Bringing Hong Kong, the world's busiest international air cargo hub closer to Europe, and thereby strengthening one of the world's great trade lanes is what our cooperation is all about. Lufthansa Cargo's move into the Cathay Pacific Cargo Terminal is an important first step."