Transit Embargo: Handling situation of Lufthansa Cargo in Frankfurt

Currently, the airline partner of DACHSER, Lufthansa Cargo, in Frankfurt is facing operational disruptions due to COVID-19 related staff limitations. The following measures have therefore been taken:

As of Wednesday, January 26, 2022, there will be a transit embargo at Lufthansa Cargo in Frankfurt for shipments from North America and Europe.

  • Exemptions from the transit embargo are to be made for BUP (Built Unitization Program), BXO (Emergency Solutions) and VAL (valuable cargo). 
  • Freight that has already been accepted by Lufthansa will be dispatched as soon as possible. 
  • Freight that has not yet been delivered can unfortunately no longer be accepted by Lufthansa.
  • DACHSER therefore refrains from booking and cargo planning of relevant transit shipments via Frankfurt for the Lufthansa network until further notice.

Shipments intend for destination Frankfurt are currently still be planned and booked with Lufthansa.

Transit shipments either have to be rerouted via other airlines and handling partners for the meantime or, owing to DACHSER’s integrated network capabilities, can be seamlessly connected from the Airfreight Gateway Frankfurt to the network of DACHSER Road Logistics for swift onforwarding all over Europe to their final destination. 

By having linked the business fields DACHSER Road Logistics and DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics, DACHSER can not only provide integrated and efficient supply chain management solutions but also respond immediately to this very exceptional situation. 

The development at Lufthansa indicates that further restrictions in operational handling might be temporarily expected in Frankfurt and other locations.

Local representatives at DACHSER will be happy to provide information about shipments and possible alternatives.

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