Lufthansa Cargo flies more than 100 tonnes of medical equipment to Turkmenistan
July 01, 2016: Lufthansa Cargo carried more than 100 tonnes of medical equipment for the Turkmen Ministry of Health, including a 8.1-tonne Siemens Magnetom on June 15. The B777F Ola Brazil took off from the west to east runway on Frankfurt Airport. The equipment was to be transported to Ashgabat in Turkmenistan.
“The excellent service we received here in the south, particularly from the local customer service handled by Martina Pichura of the LCSC is just incomparable,” said Tim Lupus, air freight manager, Dachser Frankfurt.
This was the first time a charter for the cargo arm in CargoCity South has been arranged by the Lufthansa Cargo Service Center (LCSC).
One particular challenge when handling the charter was unloading the Magnetom in Ashgabat as the equipment normally used for this is not available there.
After consulting with all stakeholders, however, a solution was found. A crane was used to load the machine directly onto a truck.
The charter was a special event for Lufthansa Cargo staff member Martina Pichura, External Sales at CargoCity South, as well.
She says, “I’m so pleased that the weeks of preparation have paid off and the excellent cooperation of all involved, both within the company and outside it, has made this such a smooth process. We hope the positive feedback from the customer means that we will be seeing more projects like this. Initial talks on this are already under way.”