New eCommerce Hub at Frankfurt Airport

At the international trade fair transport logistic 2023 in Munich, the full-service customs agency CB Customs Broker GmbH, a subsidiary of Lufthansa Cargo, today announced a new partnership with the handling expert GEORGI Handling.

The aim of the partnership is to further expand the eCommerce business at Frankfurt Airport. To this end, both companies are creating a new eCommerce 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. Airlines from Asia, which frequently land in the southern part of the hub in Frankfurt, can thus use the companies’ integrated solutions and have eCommerce shipments handled automatically and quickly.

“We want to become the leading expert for eCommerce customs clearance in Germany,” says Uwe Glunz, Managing Director of CB Customs Broker.

“To achieve this, we have developed our own software that digitizes all the necessary customs clearance processes and, thanks to the high degree of automation, is able to process large order volumes in a very short time.

“The new partnership is another milestone towards this vision and enables us to offer our integrated and automated solutions now also in Cargo City South. With GEORGI Handling, we have found a partner that reliably and quickly takes care of the physical handling directly on site.

“We are thus creating a first-class, innovative offering specifically for the Asian region.”

In the initial phase, the new eCommerce terminal will be operated on around 5,000 square meters in GEORGI Handling’s existing cargo hall in Building 568 on the Cargo City South site.

With increasing eCommerce volumes at the Frankfurt site, the operation of an independent hall with tailored processes for the handling of eCommerce 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 eCommerce market at Frankfurt Airport,” comments Ashwin Bhat, CEO of Lufthansa Cargo.

“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.

“The new partnership of our customs expert CB Customs Broker with GEORGI is an important and good further step in this direction.”