Ralf-Rainer Auslaender has become managing director of cargo broker Leisure Cargo with immediate effect, taking over from Thilo Schaefer and Klaus Sieger.
A surprising change of leadership in air freight management company Leisure Cargo. Its founder and long-time chief Ralf-Rainer Auslaender has taken over command, replacing Schaefer and Sieger. Both will leave Leisure by the end of September but have been released from their duties with immediate effect.
“We are pleased to once again have Ralf-Rainer Auslaender on board, a proven veteran and expert in air freight. He will consistently continue the company's path towards expanding the customer portfolio and digitization," explains managing director Wolfram Simon of Zeitfracht.
Allegations have vanished into thin air, Simon
The Berlin-based forwarding agent bought Leisure Cargo from the bankruptcy estate of Air Berlin in October 2017. Simon added to this that Auslaender is a proven cargo veteran who built the company from scratch. Several charges brought against him by Air Berlin, Leisure Cargo’s former parent, have proved to be groundless, declares Simon categorically, sweeping aside any misgivings.
Currently, Leisure Cargo in close cooperation with a broad number of local sub-general sales agents manages the freight capacity of 14 mandate passenger airlines, among them Spanish carrier Air Europa, German Condor Flugdienst and TUIfly or Rumanian Blue Air.
It is expected that his main and foremost duty will be to set up and establish a pan-European air express network, transporting e-commerce goods. A primary objective of logistics company Zeitfracht, driven forward vigorously.
Auslaender will be working in Leisure’s Frankfurt headquarters, confirms Herr Simon. His Duesseldorf-based own cargo management company World Cargo Solutions (WCS) will not be affected by Auslaender’s new task. “Leisure Cargo and WCS will cooperate closely but not merge,” assures Zeitfracht chief Simon.