(Essen/Berlin, June 21, 2012) Lufthansa Cargo has awarded its Planet Award of Excellence to its global partner DB Schenker Logistics. Presenting the award at this year’s Global Partner Council in Ålesund, Norway, Lufthansa Cargo paid tribute to DB Schenker Logistics’ outstanding contribution in 2011 as a global partner, which was most evident in the consistently high volume of freight business between the two companies.
“Cooperation between DB Schenker Logistics and Lufthansa Cargo in 2011 was based on an outstanding partnership. We are proud that a large part of DB Schenker Logistics’ air freight was flown by Lufthansa Cargo last year,” said Dr. Andreas Otto, Lufthansa Cargo AG’s Executive Board member responsible for Product and Sales. “It is exceptionally gratifying that Lufthansa Cargo, along with its strong partners in the Global Partnership Program, was able to substantiate the success of recent years and also continue on its growth path in 2011.”
Otto presented the award to Dr. Thomas Lieb, Chairman of the Management Board of Schenker AG, and also underscored the special ties between the two companies: “It is not merely the growth in business generated by Lufthansa Cargo and DB Schenker Logistics that is gratifying. It is also the fact that in 2011 both companies together succeeded in boosting the use of innovative booking channels and in driving e-freight forward.”
Lieb added: “Our cooperation with Lufthansa Cargo has developed steadily over the past few years, and the tonnage volume in 2011 is proof that both companies benefit from this partnership. Strong airline partners are immensely important for our business, and we want to continue along our successful path, in partnership with Lufthansa Cargo.”
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SOURCE: Submitted by DB Schenker