In cooperation with Sensitech and Lobster Logistics Cloud, Lufthansa Cargo has set a new milestone in the monitoring of fresh produce. With special sensors and GPS technology, the location and exact ambient temperature of fresh produce can now be seamlessly monitored.
On Wednesday (February 8, 2023), Lufthansa Cargo announced that in cooperation with Sensitech and Lobster Logistics Cloud, they have succeeded in setting a new milestone in the monitoring, and therefore optimized transport of fresh produce. With special sensors and GPS technology, the location and exact ambient temperature of fresh produce can be seamlessly monitored in transport, both in the air and on the ground. These technologies increases the safety of goods, reduces the risk of losses, and makes fresh produce logistics more sustainable.
In Wednesday’s announcement, Lufthansa Cargo’s Head of Airmail, Courier & Perishable Handling, Oliver Blum, said,
“Sustainability can only succeed if we work together. We are all the more pleased that we have been able to develop another technical innovation in fresh produce logistics together with our partners Sensitech and Lobster Logistics Cloud. This is a showcase example of how important it is to put our heads together to achieve climate and environmental goals. This is the only way sustainability has a real chance.
“Our route network includes around 300 destinations in more than 100 countries. This enables us to plan optimized flight routes and thus short freight times. In combination with the innovative real-time tracking, we have succeeded in topping our ambitions for a long shelf life of the goods once again. And in doing so, we have also further optimized sustainability in air freight. We are really proud of this.”
When transporting perishable goods, supply chains and logistics processes must be carefully managed to ensure the perfect condition of the goods during transport and storage to avoid losses.
Speaking on the challenges of efficiently handling perishable goods, Lobster Logistics Cloud’s Chief Operations Officer, Rolf Henrich, said,
"Perishable goods logistics requires special expertise and detailed planning. Thanks to our expertise in real-time monitoring, we have succeeded in creating a temperature-sensitive shipment tracking system that can identify potential problems at an early stage.”
Sensitech’s Strategic Account Manager, Andreas Tittel, added,
“The interaction of our innovative temperature logger with Logistics Cloud’s modern tracking platform enables notifications by the transported product in real time, for example when specified parameters for temperature and humidity are reached. Together with Lufthansa Cargo’s expertise and extensive route network, the customer can thus identify challenges at an early stage and act accordingly.”
With revenue of €3.8 billion and 7.2 billion freight ton kilometers in 2021, Lufthansa Cargo is one of the world’s leading air freight companies, employing approximately 4,200 team members worldwide. The cargo carrier serves around 300 destinations in over 100 countries with a dedicated fleet of freighters, as well as belly-hold cargo capacity of passenger aircraft operated by Lufthansa German Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Eurowings Discover and SunExpress. In 2021, the company reached important milestones such as a fleet modernization to an all Boeing 777F widebody fleet, and the introduction of CO2 neutral freight transport for all customers. The airline is currently equipping their fleet of dedicated 777 Freighters with Sharkskin technology to reduce drag, and expand their SAF program to further reduce CO2 emissions. The company also operates an extensive road feeder service network. Lufthansa Cargo is a wholly owned subsidiary of Deutsche Lufthansa AG and is the Group’s logistics specialist.
Source: Lufthansa Cargo