EUROPE: New Lufthansa cargo centre at Frankfurt hub

Lufthansa Cargo recently laid the foundation stone for a new freight center in CargoCity South at Frankfurt Airport. The new “Lufthansa Cargo Service Center”, has a warehouse capacity of about 20,000 square metres and more than 8,000 square metres of office space and joins the existing “Lufthansa Cargo Center” in CargoCity North. The new handling […]


Lufthansa Cargo recently laid the foundation stone for a new freight center in CargoCity South at Frankfurt Airport. The new “Lufthansa Cargo Service Center”, has a warehouse capacity of about 20,000 square metres and more than 8,000 square metres of office space and joins the existing “Lufthansa Cargo Center” in CargoCity North.

The new handling facility will principally handle mail shipments from medium-sized forwarders and partner airlines. Simultaneously, the Service Center will accommodate the German and the European sales organisations of Lufthansa Cargo, which were previously housed in Kelsterbach. The new facility is scheduled to commence operations in autumn 2009.

Lufthansa Cargo employs around 2,800 people in Frankfurt. The Lufthansa Cargo Center in Cargo City North, which was opened in 1982 and accommodates 70,000 square metres of warehouse space, ranks among the world’s biggest airfreight centers. Lufthansa Cargo transshipped about 1.5 million tonnes of cargo at its Frankfurt home base last year.