LUG aircargo handling to participate in ACA 2015
FEB 18, 2015: Patrik Tschirch, managing director of LUG aircargo handling GmbH will be attending the forthcoming Air Cargo Africa 2015. “We will use this event to further strengthen our close relationship with South African Airways (SAA) Cargo. The airline has been our loyal partner for many years, and we are delighted to continue serving this leading African cargo carrier”, said Patrik Tschirch. “We are expecting moderate growth in air cargo handling volumes in 2015. It is thus our aim to sign up some new customers for our stations in Munich and Frankfurt this year.”
The cargo division of the South African national carrier has been a customer of LUG at Frankfurt/Main airport for over 20 years. Since July 1, 2012 the GHA also serves SAA Cargo at Munich airport. “We handle over 12,500 tonnes p.a. for SAA Cargo, outgoing especially car parts and components, incoming mainly skins and leather products,” He added. “SAA offers fast logistics solutions for small and medium sized consignments from Frankfurt and Munich to South Africa and 24 destinations in the Sub Saharan region. The Republic of South Africa is Germany’s most important economic partner on the African continent with a trading volume totaling EUR 13.3 billion in 2013”.
LUG is continuously investing in service quality improvements, staff training, warehousing facilities, and IT. Having always operated a strong room LUG recently opened a new VAL Air Cargo Centre on its premises in the Cargo City South of Frankfurt International airport. This state-of-the-art facility includes high security areas for loading and unloading vans and trucks, separate acceptance and delivery areas, a multi-door system, a ULD area including a 7, 5 to weighbridge, secured areas for pick and pack as well as consolidation/deconsolidation, ULD build up and break down according to IATA regulations, a secured area for money processing, round the clock camera surveillance, explosive detectors, and 24/7 handling.