BARIG and Zeitfracht intensify cargo cooperation

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Zeitfracht Group managing director, Dr Wolfram Simon (left) with BARIG secretary general, Michael Hoppe

The Board of Airline Representatives in Germany (BARIG) and Zeitfracht Luftfahrt Holding have intensified their cooperation in the field of air cargo and logistics.

Under the agreement, Zeitfracht and its airfreight service provider subsidiary, Leisure Cargo will now contribute to the mutual promotion of major industry topics.

The Berlin based Zeitfracht group is an owner operated, medium-sized logistics provider that covers multiple areas of the logistics chain.

Since 2017 it has included airfreight service provider Leisure Cargo, a partner of several BARIG member airlines with its main office in Berlin and establishments in Frankfurt and Dusseldorf.

BARIG secretary general, Michael Hoppe says: “Following WDL Aviation’s joining as new member, BARIG’s Business Partner portfolio has now been further enhanced by the parent company Zeitfracht Luftfahrt Holding GmbH as well as the affiliated company Leisure Cargo GmbH, two renowned air cargo and logistics specialists. We warmly welcome both players in our association.”

Leisure Cargo managing director, Thilo Schaefer says: “With the scheduled expansion of our business and the creation of new offers, we want to contribute to the strengthening of the air cargo market in Germany.”

Among the concerns of BARIG in the air cargo sector is the improvement of German infrastructure, warning that while Germany holds a leading position in European competition and beyond, foreign players are presenting future-oriented innovations and offering competitive services.

It warns of high fees and charges, outdated processes and infrastructure issues at numerous locations as well as unnecessarily complicated and bureaucratic administration are examples of disadvantages facing the German aviation industry.

Hoppe says: “Politics are called upon to take noticeable action and foster air traffic in general and air cargo especially according to its immense relevance to trade, economy and jobs. Already today we must prevent Germany from losing its attractiveness to foreign competitors in the future.”