Vol. 9  No. 105                                                     WE COVER THE WORLD                           Friday September 17, 2010


Carbon 2020 Minus 25

     Bettina Jansen stays green in altitude and attitude when she talks of measures taken by Lufthansa Cargo.
     The mission is green airfreight logistics and the German national carrier has made it clear that it’s goal is to be “the world’s most environmentally friendly cargo carrier,” as noted by Harald Zielinski, Head of Security and Environmental Management.
     Bettina Jansen, who studied physics, is part of an expanded Lufthansa Cargo effort to further identify and correct procedures all along the logistics chain, and to hear Ms. Jansen speak of it, this is one initiative that will leave no stone unturned.
     “Environmental protection is on everyone’s mind these days.
     “This is apparent as we move forward, paying careful attention to our processes and listening to questions and comments from our customers.
     “People want to know details of carbon dioxide emissions, emissions trading, carbon footprint and the calculation standard for specific fuel consumption.
     “But the reduction of emissions is the major challenge we face at Lufthansa Cargo.
     “Our goal is to reduce the specific carbon dioxide emissions 25 percent by 2020.
     “We are continuously working toward this goal and have already implemented measures successfully.
     “Our subsidiaries and our people are involved top to bottom in our green effort as well.
     “For example, Aerologic will be operating eight advanced B777 freighters by the end of 2010.
     “The B777 is currently the freighter with the best environmental balance.
     “We are also investing in light-weight containers constructed of glass fiber, Kevlar, etc. that reduce weight and lower fuel burn and CO2 emission considerably.
     “These new containers are 12 to 15 kilograms lighter than the containers that they replace, with no drop off in service life.
     “Eventually, we will replace more than 6,500 LD3s and in real numbers, that could see fuel consumption drop by 27,500 tons, with emissions lowered 100,000 tons. Additionally, we are working with partners on a second generation of light-weight containers. Here we expect further fuel savings.
     “Lufthansa Cargo also recently completed a project that included step by step consideration of measures our pilots came up with to save fuel.
     “The realization of these measures and further topics that are part of our environmental roadmap will continue the effort to keep Lufthansa Cargo a step ahead as a green industry leader.
     “But, we are, as mentioned, looking at absolutely everything.
     “It used to take about eight hours to charge the batteries for the 240 transport vehicles that service our Frankfurt cargo operation.
     “But with new charges, the time has been cut to six and a half hours.
     “At the same time, we are utilizing about 20 percent less energy per charging device.
     “In a year, that adds up to a savings of 365,000 kilowatt hours.
     “We are addressing environmental protection issues at every level of Lufthansa Cargo.”

Tulsi Mirchandaney

Olga Pleshakova

Lucy Ntuba

Lina Rutkauskien

Tammy Zwicki &
Monika Lutz

Ann Smirr

Lise Marie Turpin

Suzan Tarabish

Marina Marzani

Karen Rondino

Susanne Keimel

Sheryle Burger

Maria Schmucker

Michelle Wilkinson

Beti Sue Ward

Donna Mullins

Alexandra Ulm

Maria Muller

Iwona Korpalska

Lisa Schoppa

Gloria Whittington

Cathy Hanna

Anita Khurana

Salma Ali Saif Bin Hareb


Gabriela Ahrens

Lisa Wilczek

Carine Zablit

Karen Avestruz


Lufthansa Too Cool For School

     They call it “advantage through technology“ at car maker Audi.
     Lufthansa Cargo’s jewel is the Opticooler, a loading device tailored for the pharmaceutical and high tech industry. The box, built by the German cargo carrier in close collaboration with numerous clients and producer Dokasch GmbH, is able to maintain a permanent temperature of between +2 and +30 degrees Celsius.
     To Read More About Opticooler Click Here.


Autumn Games In Delhi

     The New Delhi Commonwealth Games are coming October 3 through 14, and the excitement of the sports event was evident last week as the Queen’s Baton 2010 Delhi reached Kolhapur, Maharashtra.
     The Baton was received at Mapusa, State Centre of Excellence at Peddem and Martyr’s Memorial at Patradevi by renowned shooter Tejaswini Sawant, as first Baton bearer in Kolhapur, pictured with Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs, Sports Authority of Goa, Bal Bhawan.
     India Today reports that the airport parking lots around IGIA will be screened and secured days before the Games, and slots will be reserved for vehicles that will ferry athletes, officials and dignitaries to hotels.
     Each of these vehicles will be assigned an RFID (radio frequency identification tag) and their drivers issued with unique IDs.
     Anti-sabotage, commando and sniper teams will be deployed in and around the airport.
     A team of commandos will escort buses ferrying officials and athletes.
     The Delhi Police will set up 15 posts between the airport and the Games Village, ready to act as needed.
Tirthankar Ghosh


Contact! Talk To Geoffrey

RE:  IATA Rope A Dopes CNS Global

Dear Geoffrey,

     In my mind, the subject of expanding Cargo Network Services (CNS) beyond just America would be a good agenda item for the up-coming Amsterdam TIACA meeting in November.
     Under Ulrich Ogiermann, the present Chairman, TIACA has been quite active in getting involved with various industry matters and certainly has had some success.
     I believe this policy will continue under the incoming Chairman.
     For the first time, FIATA will attend the TIACA meeting and will present the forwarder’s perspective on logistics and supply chain issues.
     What a great opportunity for Lufthansa Cargo’s Dr. Andreas Otto (and others) to continue the discussion and express, discuss and hopefully agree to adapt some new strategies that concern all partners in this business, the forwarders, the airlines and the customers.
     It took a long time to bring TIACA and FIATA together at the same forum.
     If a CNS solution for Europe is what they want to achieve, I am sure IATA will listen.
     The question is: do the airlines and forwarders in other parts of the world really want a CNS-like organization for their area?

Best regards,
Guenter Rohrmann

Editor’s Note: Guenter Rohrmann served several terms as Chairman of CNS and has been an outspoken advocate and supporter of that organization since its inception. Today, this air cargo pioneer, who built Air Express International (Wings & Wheels) that merged into DHL (first as Danzas AEI), can gaze back at a career—driving landmark innovation and record expansion and profits into AEI, after moving the company out of small to heavy freight and then developing an automated communications system called LOGIS, which cost $50 million in 1993 dollars and was considered the best in the industry.
Today, while Guenter is retired, he has spent some effort consulting to Panalpina.

For More Comments:
Dr. Andreas Otto
Oliver Evans
Angelo Pusateri
Buz Whalen


September Song
As Summer 2010 ends, Walter Huston delivers Kurt Weill's September Song from 1938. Huston, a great stage and screen star is father to John Huston director of films "Casablanca"1942, and "Prizzi’s Honor"1985. His reading of this plaintive hauntingly beautiful ballad was the first- and for many of us the best ever.


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