United Air­lines, Lufthansa Cargo en­ter into cargo JV

The car­ri­ers’ joint ven­ture route net­work will pro­vide greater flex­i­bil­ity and time sav­ings to cus­tomers.

Cargo Talk - - International - CT BUREAU

United Air­lines (UAL) and Lufthansa Cargo have signed a joint ven­ture agree­ment for ex­ten­sive cargo co­op­er­a­tion on routes be­tween the US and Europe. The cargo joint ven­ture part­ners plan to pro­vide a wide range of ben­e­fits to cus­tomers by co­op­er­at­ing on the avail­abil­ity of their ca­pac­ity and align­ing book­ing and han­dling pro­cesses.

The com­bined net­work of­fer­ing cre­ates ad­di­tional ben­e­fits through ac­cess from ei­ther part­ner’s book­ing chan­nels along with co­or­di­nated han­dling pro­cesses and trans­fers at numer­ous sta­tions. “The Lufthansa-United cargo joint ven­ture will gen­er­ate numer­ous ben­e­fits for our cus­tomers be­cause our con­ti­nen­tal and transat­lantic net­works, our hubs and our fleet com­ple­ment each other ef­fec­tively,” said Peter Ger­ber, CEO, Lufthansa Cargo.

“Cargo cus­tomers will ap­pre­ci­ate the op­por­tu­ni­ties for quicker and eas­ier ship­ping be­tween key lo­ca­tions in the US and Europe,” said Jan Krems, Pres­i­dent, United Cargo. This new JV is a re­sult of Lufthansa con­tin­u­ing to ex­pand its part­ner­ship pro­gramme as part of at­tempts to tackle cur­rent in­dus­try con­di­tions.

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