Cargo Handling

LUG strengthens network structure by reorganising management

LUG aircargo handling said it has adapted its management organisation to “a sustainable, future oriented network structure”.

Patrik Tschirch (pictured above) who is the managing director and chief executive officer of LUG has led the expanded LUG network since 1 September.

He is responsible for the stations in Frankfurt/Main, Munich, and Hamburg as well as for the further development of the network idea. As a result, he has also assumed overall responsibility for sales and all sales relevant topics at all three locations.

Chief operating officer, Nina Strippel, heads the management of the Frankfurt station effective 1 September,2018. She reports directly to Tschirch, as do Christopher Frank for Munich and Jürgen Vogt for Hamburg.

Tschirch said: “I am convinced that there is a lot of potential in an even closer cooperation between the three LUG stations. We want to offer airlines a one-stop-service for professional airfreight logistics with three stations in Germany We have not yet leveraged all synergies and taken advantage of the increasing digitalization of our industry.

“The future belongs to network organisations with entrepreneurially independent units that respect the same values, principles, and rules, and operate to equivalent standards.  A selective expansion of services and optimization of infrastructure will further strengthen this network.”

LUG is currently extending its Health Care Center (HCC) in Frankfurt by a further 190 square metres and driving forward the TAPA B certification of the Munich station. Both projects are due to be completed by the end of 2018.