Lufthansa Cargo to Join Unisys-Operated Cargo Portal Services
Unisys Corporation (NYSE:UIS) announces that Lufthansa Cargo is joining Unisys-operated Cargo Portal Services (CPS), a leading electronic booking and shipment management service for the air cargo industry on November 18th. Lufthansa Cargo’s participation in CPS will give the company’s air cargo clients a free, Web-based facility to manage bookings through a neutral portal.
“We are now able to offer our clients the choice to manage their shipments online via the CPS platform,” says Helge Kruger-Lorenzen, vice president, Global Sales Steering of Lufthansa Cargo. “We know that our freight forwarder clients want a choice of channels on which to make electronic bookings, and that there is a strong demand for Lufthansa Cargo to be online via the shipment booking portal CPS. We look forward to servicing their needs through this channel.”
“Lufthansa Cargo and Unisys enjoy a longstanding relationship covering air freight systems and services,” said Christopher Shawdon, vice president and partner, Logistics Solutions for Unisys. “Unisys and the CPS community welcome Lufthansa Cargo, which is the carrier that users have most frequently requested join the service. Their participation in CPS will also help accelerate e-business across the industry.”
About Lufthansa Cargo
Lufthansa Cargo AG became an autonomous company within the Lufthansa Group on 30 November 1994, reflecting the growing importance of airfreight as a business area in its own right. With a transport volume of 1.81 million tonnes of freight and mail, 8.45 billion revenue tonne-kilometres and revenues of around 2.74 billion euros in 2007, Lufthansa Cargo ranks among the world’s biggest cargo carriers. The company currently employs around 4,600 staff worldwide. Lufthansa Cargo’s core competency is the airport-to-airport business. Lufthansa Cargo operates a fleet of 19 of its own MD-11F aircraft and has several other freighters on charter. The company also markets the belly capacities of all passenger aircraft operated by Deutsche Lufthansa AG. The route network encompasses 300 destinations, which are served by cargo and passenger aircraft as well as by trucking services. The bulk of the airfreight is trans-shipped at the Lufthansa Cargo Center at Frankfurt Airport, the company’s main hub. Its other hubs are Leipzig and Munich. For more information, visit www.lufthansa-cargo.com.
About Cargo Portal Services
CPS is an electronic booking and Cargo 2000-accredited shipment management service for the air cargo industry. It was designed in cooperation with major carriers and forwarders, and is operated by Unisys. CPS serves the global cargo networks of American Airlines, Air Canada, Air France – KLM, Austrian Airlines, Continental Airlines, Lufthansa Cargo, Northwest Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines, and United Airlines. CPS access is free for forwarders, both through the public Internet and through secure system-to-system connections. Over 7,500 branch offices of 2,500 forwarder companies in 100 countries are on-line with CPS. For more information, visit www.CargoPortalServices.com.
Unisys is a worldwide information technology services and solutions company. We provide consulting, systems integration, outsourcing and infrastructure services, combined with powerful enterprise server technology. We specialize in helping clients use information to create efficient, secure business operations that allow them to achieve their business goals. Our consultants and industry experts work with clients to understand their business challenges and create greater visibility into critical linkages throughout their operations. For more information, visit www.unisys.com.
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