At yesterday's “Planet Award of Excellence” ceremony in Rome, the logistics company DHL Global Forwarding was honored as a top customer for 2023. Lufthansa Cargo thus recognizes the good and cooperative partnership with DHL Global Forwarding, especially in Asia and Europe. This is the sixth time that DHL Group's air and ocean freight specialist, headquartered in Bonn, has won the award. The coveted award was presented for the 22nd time at this year's “Global Partner Council”, the annual meeting of Lufthansa Cargo's largest customers and the top management.

Ashwin Bhat, CEO of Lufthansa Cargo, explained the decision in favor of DHL Global Forwarding at the presentation of the award: “With DHL Global Forwarding, we have an extremely cooperative and constructive partner at our side, with whom we have been working very professionally and trustingly at all levels for many years. In the Asia Pacific region and Europe in particular, we were able to achieve great success together last year.”

(f.l.t.r.) Frank Bauer, CFO, Labor Director of Lufthansa Cargo, Michael Blaufuss, SVP Global StarBroker, DHL Global Forwarding, Ashwin Bhat, CEO of Lufthansa Cargo, and Dietmar Focke, COO of Lufthansa Cargo

“We are delighted to receive this award and to be recognized for our excellent cooperation with Lufthansa Cargo,” said Max Sauberschwarz, Global Head of Air Freight at DHL Global Forwarding. Sauberschwarz is also confident about the partnership with the cargo airline for 2024: “This year, our focus is on strengthening our collaboration with Lufthansa Cargo in the areas of pharma logistics and time-critical services, particularly within our SameDay service offerings.”

Lufthansa Cargo's Global Partnership Program is a central platform for the sustainable growth of Lufthansa Cargo and its largest customers. The nine Global Partners, which include DHL Global Forwarding, DB Schenker, DHL Express, DSV, Expeditors, Hellmann, Kьhne + Nagel, Nippon Express and UPS, account for around half of Lufthansa Cargo's revenue. The Global Partner Council took place for the 26th time in 2024 and brings together the top managers of these leading global forwarders with the Executive Board and management of Lufthansa Cargo at different locations each year. The “Planet Award of Excellence” has been presented at the Council since 2002.