CB Customs Broker, GEORGI Handling plan e-comm hub at Frankfurt
E-commerce terminal in Cargo City South creates new capacity, especially for the Asian market
Full-service customs agency CB Customs Broker, a subsidiary of Lufthansa Cargo, announced a new partnership with GEORGI Handling at the international trade fair transport logistic 2023 in Munich.
The aim of the partnership is to further expand the e-commerce business at Frankfurt Airport, says a release from CB Customs Broker. "To this end, both companies are creating a new e-commerce terminal in Cargo City South. The new focal point in the south of Frankfurt Airport opens up another important base in the direction of the Asian market. Airlines from Asia, which frequently land in the southern part of the hub in Frankfurt, can thus use the companies' integrated solutions and have e-commerce shipments handled automatically and quickly."
Uwe Glunz, Managing Director, CB Customs Broker says: "We want to become the leading expert for e-commerce customs clearance in Germany. To achieve this, we have developed our own software that digitises all the necessary customs clearance processes and, thanks to the high degree of automation, are able to process large order volumes in a very short time. The new partnership is another milestone towards this vision and enables us to offer our integrated and automated solutions now also in Cargo City South. With GEORGI Handling, we have found a partner that reliably and quickly takes care of the physical handling directly on site. We are thus creating a first-class, innovative offering specifically for the Asian region."
In the initial phase, the new terminal will be operated on around 5,000 square metres in GEORGI Handling's existing cargo hall in Building 568 on the Cargo City South site. "With increasing e-commerce volumes at the Frankfurt site, the operation of an independent hall with tailored processes for the handling of eCommerce shipments is planned in the medium-term. In the long-term, a fully automated sorting facility will guarantee state-of-the-art handling for potential customers in a final expansion stage."
Ashwin Bhat, CEO, Lufthansa Cargo says: "We want to actively expand the e-commerce market at Frankfurt Airport. Together with our subsidiaries, we have developed a number of innovative solutions for this purpose, which enables us to implement holistic solutions for our customers. The new partnership of our customs expert CB Customs Broker with GEORGI is an important and good further step in this direction."