China Post and Lufthansa Cargo announce strategic cooperation

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Nov 22, 2018: On November 19, China Post Group Corporation, the official postal service of the People’s Republic of China has entered into a strategic cooperation with Germany’s leading cargo airline Lufthansa Cargo.

Li Xiong, vice president of China Post Group Corporation, and Peter Gerber, CEO and chairman of the executive board of Lufthansa Cargo, met in Beijing and reached agreement on deepening cooperation. It is considered the foundation of a strategic cooperation.

Initially, the agreement has a weekly scope of the cargo capacity of one Boeing 777 freighter on the Shanghai (PVG) – Frankfurt (FRA) route.

The two partners emphasised that further close cooperation with the aim of expanding to further agreements is being sought. Both companies have been working together excellently for a long time also on other major Chinese stations, with focus on Beijing and Guangzhou. In addition to the capacity agreement, both companies are jointly working on shortening transportation times, improving quality and further developing digitalisation.

“In recent years, the cooperation between China Post and Lufthansa Cargo has enjoyed a constant growth. The e-commerce business is in a vigorous development. Both China Post and Lufthansa Cargo are now upgrading and innovating the business model. Under the concept of the “Joint Freight Operation”, the two sides have reached a further consensus on capacity agreement this time. We will jointly build a more stabilised and comprehensive channel of air mail transportation connecting China and Europe,” said Li Xiong.

Lufthansa Cargo’s Peter Gerber said: “We are very pleased that the excellent collaboration with China Post, which has been going on for many years, is now even gaining new quality within the framework of a strategic cooperation. It also reflects the growing importance of the cross border eCommerce market. Together, we will be able to achieve even more for our joint customers on one of the world's most important trade lanes.”

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