Sustainability as a success factor: DB Schenker defends top customer award

Lufthansa Cargo Award of Excellence 2020. Photo: Lufthansa Cargo

Lufthansa Cargo has honored its global partner DB Schenker with the “Excellence Award” for the second time in a row.

The cargo airline thus once again recognized the outstanding performance in global cooperation over the past year, which was particularly reflected in the joint growth in the Asian, German and Western European markets. Despite the pandemic-related capacity crunch, the tonnage transported for DB Schenker had increased significantly including the sales of the express services.
Dorothea von Boxberg, chairperson of the executive board of Lufthansa Cargo AG, emphasized: “It is very rare for our top customers to succeed in defending this title. DB Schenker achieved that impressively over the past year. On the one hand, with significant commercial growth. On the other, with the world’s first CO2-neutral freighter flight, with which we jointly anchored the topic of sustainability in our industry in a groundbreaking way. We would like to express our special thanks for this important commitment.”

“Once again, the very constructive cooperation between our businesses at all levels is also recognized. Furthermore, we are pleased that DB Schenker has continued to push the use of our digital services. The eAWB rate was 92 percent, the share of electronic House Manifests (eHM) was already 72 percent and our PreCheck offer was used by 80 percent. These outstanding figures along with the commercial results and sustainability initiatives underlines our multifaceted partnership,” added Ashwin Bhat, Chief Commercial Officer at Lufthansa Cargo.

The award was received by Thorsten Meincke, Chief Operating Officer Air and Ocean at DB Schenker AG, at a digital broadcast ceremony. “We are delighted to continue shaping our industry sustainably in the future together with Lufthansa Cargo” said Meincke. “We thank Lufthansa Cargo for the repeated recognition and the excellent cooperation over the past year, which once again sets standards for our customers as well.”

Lufthansa Cargo’s Global Partnership Program is a central platform for sustainable growth for Lufthansa Cargo and its largest customers, account for a good third of Lufthansa Cargo’s revenue. The “Excellence Award” has been presented since 2002.

Source: Lufthansa Cargo

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