As of 1 June 2015, Skylink Handling Services, the ground handling expert of the Rhenus Group, has been selected by Lufthansa Cargo as its air cargo handler at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. Skylink won the 3-year contract because of overriding importance that Skylink is equipped with the latest technology on safety and security as well as certified to the highest standards in the air cargo business.
Both logistics experts and quality providers have one thing in common: they consider service and quality as the highest priorities. This was a decisive criteria for Lufthansa Cargo in choosing Skylink.
Frans Meerens, Sales & Marketing Manager Skylink: “We are excited to welcome Lufthansa to our current customer portfolio and look forward to a long and fruitful business relationship. This milestone is the result of sheer dedication and hard work from all employees at Skylink.”
Thomas Rohrmeier, Netherlands and Luxembourg Country Manager of Lufthansa Cargo: “The move to Skylink is an important cornerstone in our long term development at Schiphol’s number 2 cargo airline. Together with Skylink as dynamic and high quality partner, we intend on providing new and better services to our customers.”
The Lufthansa Cargo team in Amsterdam will move into a 350 square metres office space at Skylink’s premises.
The Rhenus Group provides logistics services around the globe and has annual turnover amounting to EUR 4.2 billion. Rhenus employs over 25,000 people at more than 460 locations worldwide. The Rhenus business areas – Contract Logistics, Freight Logistics, Port Logistics and Public Transport – manage complex supply chains and provide a wealth of innovative value-added services.
About Lufthansa Cargo AG
Lufthansa Cargo celebrated its 20th birthday as it officially commenced flight operations in January 1995, a few weeks after it was established as an independent company on 30 November 1994. The cargo airline ranks among the world’s leading cargo carriers. In 2014, the airline transported around 1.7 million tons of freight and mail and sold 8.7 billion revenue ton-kilometers. The product range provides solutions for every transport type: transportation of animals, dangerous goods, valuable or temperature sensitive shipments as well as perishable products.
The cargo carrier serves around 300 destinations in more than 100 countries with its own freighters’ fleet of 5 B777 and 16 MD11. Supported by the belly capacities of passenger aircrafts operated by Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines, and an extensive road feeder service network, the company provides one of the largest airfreight networks on the planet.
Lufthansa Cargo is a wholly owned Lufthansa subsidiary of Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Honored this year with the “Air Cargo Excellence Award” the airline serves its customers with the best service and a high quality.
Press contact details for Rhenus B.V.
Ms Ellen Visser
Tel.: +31 (0)6 20 410834
Press contact details for Lufthansa Cargo AG
Ms Carole Theil
Tel.: +33 (0)1 84 88 52 67