The big winner of Lufthansa Cargo’s Award ceremony held yesterday in Frankfurt is medium-sized forwarding agent Quick Cargo Service (QCS). It’s the third time in a row that the family-run
company came out on top in prestigious LH Cargo accolades.
Dieter Haltmayer, founder and managing director of QCS puts it straight. “It’s a huge honour for our company having become the overall winner of Lufthansa Cargo’s prestigious award. It shows our
customers, business partners and also the carriers that we are in the position to successfully compete with the global actors in air freight.”
His son Stephan Haltmayer added : “For us and many of the German small and medium sized agents quality is right at the forefront of things and digitalisation is the most important topic in this sector."
Quality and digitalisation are ranked top
The Haltmayer run QCS was recognized as best placed enterprise in the combined categories “Quality Award for the German Market”and “e-cargo Award.” The winners in theses individual categories are ITG Internationale Spedition + Logistik (Quality Award) and the Franco-German agent SDV Geis (e-Cargo).
Quality and digitalisation are the issues standing right on top of the agenda – these are demands placed on LH Cargo itself, but also on their clients. “In our collaboration, we always review these two parameters; that form part of a systematic dialogue between customers and the carrier," explained J. Florian Pfaff, LH Cargo's Vice President Area Management Germany. Florian went on to say: "The presentation of the awards is meant to represent both the high esteem that we hold them in as well as act as an incentive for further improvements."
LH Cargo focuses on growth and profitability
During the ceremony named “Lufthansa Cargo in Dialogue”, attended by more than one hundred representatives of the logistics and air freight industry, LH Cargo’s Alexis von Hoensbroech, Board Member Product and Sales pointed out his airline’s aim to further continue its sustained growth course. This strategic goal was reinforced by the carrier’s Cargo CEO Peter Gerber who assured the invitees that LH Cargo will continue realizing its “Lufthansa Cargo 2020” programme step by step. Its main pillars are the building of a state-of-the-art cargo centre at Frankfurt airport and investing in digitalisation, fleet, network and modern logistics infrastructure. By referring to the joint venture with Japanese carrier ANA Cargo on flights between Japan and Europe he announced more possible collaborations with other airlines will follow.
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