Lufthansa Cargo has taken over handling the logistics of all incoming shipments arriving at Leipzig Airport for Hermes Transport Logistics.
As well as handling all imports, Lufthansa Cargo is responsible for arranging and loading truck transports to the Hermes bases at Haldensleben und Altenkunstadt.
In future, freight, consisting largely of textiles, will be flown direct to Leipzig/Halle or be trucked by road from Frankfurt to the Hermes bases.
Hermes general manager Eckhardt Fechtner said: “Shorter transit time for shipments and the environmental benefits resulting, among others, from fewer road service transports within Germany are major competitive gains for Hermes Transport Logistics.
We are delighted to cooperate with Lufthansa Cargo at our most important distribution centre in Germany.” Hermes Transport Logistics imports more than 14,000 tonnes of airfreight to Germany annually, principally from the Far East.