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DHL Express and Lufthansa Cargo Donate Japan Relief Flight to EU Commission

Dépèche transmise le 6 avril 2011 par Business Wire

DHL Express and Lufthansa Cargo Donate Japan Relief Flight to EU Commission

DHL Express and Lufthansa Cargo Donate Japan Relief Flight to EU Commission

BONN/FRANKFURT, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DHL Express and Lufthansa Cargo today announced that they have donated a flight to support the European Commission in delivering relief goods to Japan. The flight to Tokyo, which was performed by the companies' joint air cargo subsidiary AeroLogic, departed Frankfurt airport on Monday and arrived in Tokyo this morning. DHL is currently delivering the goods directly to the final destinations.

The aircraft carried 30 tons of goods from Hungary, Slovakia and Sweden, including canned food, tents, blankets, sleeping bags, clothes, gloves and rubber boots. The supplies are desperately needed in the affected prefectures in Japan and are highly welcome by the Japanese authorities.

In a joint statement Ken Allen, CEO DHL Express, and Karl Ulrich Garnadt, CEO Lufthansa Cargo, said: "We are happy to be able to help the EU Commission in supporting the people of Japan. By adjusting our flight schedules and with the strongest support of everyone involved we gladly took the opportunity to deliver fast help directly to one of the areas that were impacted most by the tsunami."

DHL The Logistics company for the world

DHL is the global market leader in the logistics industry and “The Logistics company for the world”. DHL commits its expertise in international express, air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation, contract logistics and international mail services to its customers. A global network composed of more than 220 countries and territories and about 275,000 employees worldwide offers customers superior service quality and local knowledge to satisfy their supply chain requirements. DHL accepts its social responsibility by supporting climate protection, disaster management and education.

DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL. The Group generated revenue of more than 51 billion euros in 2010.

For more information: www.dp-dhl.com

Lufthansa Cargo AG

Lufthansa Cargo ranks among the world’s leading cargo carriers. In the 2010 financial year, the airline transported around 1.8 million tonnes of freight and mail and clocked up 8.9 billion tonne-kilometres. The Company currently employs about 4,500 people worldwide. Lufthansa Cargo focuses on the airport-to-airport business. The cargo carrier serves some 330 destinations in more than 100 countries with its own fleet of freighters, the belly capacities of passenger aircraft operated by Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines, and an extensive road feeder service network. The bulk of the freight transported by Lufthansa Cargo is trans-shipped through Frankfurt Airport. Lufthansa Cargo is a wholly owned Lufthansa subsidiary. Revenues in 2010 totalled around 2.8 billion euros.

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