Full-service customs agency CB Customs Broker, a Lufthansa Cargo subsidiary, has partnered with handling expert Georgi Handling to expand the e-commerce business at Frankfurt Airport.

The companies will develop 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, the partners said. Airlines from Asia, which frequently land in the southern part of the hub in Frankfurt, can thus use the companies' integrated solutions and have their e-commerce shipments handled automatically and quickly.

In its initial phase, the new e-commerce terminal will be operated on around 5,000m2 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 e-commerce 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.

“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,” said Ashwin Bhat, CEO of Lufthansa Cargo. “The new partnership is an important and good further step in this direction.”

Image: CB Customs Broker/ Georgi Handling