Lufthansa Cargo has announced a new program designed for anyone to ship nearly anything between Europe and the USA and have LH Cargo take care of all the details such as Freight Forwarding, Customs, etc.
With myAirCargo, Lufthansa Cargo creates a turn-key solution that allows you to have large items not only shipped by LH Cargo, but also has LH Cargo taking care of customs and duty process of your shipment. The program is ideal for those who have 1 or 2 large pieces that they would like to ship to somewhere in the world that normal postal services could not accommodate.
The program opens up new avenues of opportunity for LH Cargo to expand their business to new customers, in alignment with their ‘Cargo Evolution’ strategy.
For example, you want to spend some time touring the Alps on your Harley next Spring…..you can now arrange LH Cargo to ship your bike to Europe ahead of your trip and have it waiting there for you to pick up. Or you’re on vacation in Venice and you decide to buy a Gondola, you can arrange for LH Cargo to send it to your home in Albuquerque.
Usually shipping something on such a small scale was not easy to do, or would require you to hire a broker or agency to ship your items and the costs would usually outweigh any benefit of the item you’re shipping. With the new program, LH Cargo takes care of the entire process. Working with their partners to ensure quick and safe passage for your shipment. As a result, it is easier for you to arrange for the shipping of the product, and it will cost less to do it. Consider this program something akin to UPS or Fedex for really big items.
Their website, myAirCargo.com, makes it easy to process your shipment since there are only 5 steps involved. Once you provide the details of your shipment and other info such as addresses, values, and shipment dates, you’ll be able to pay for your shipment online and let LH Cargo do the rest. The ordering process will let you know if local pick up or delivery is available for your item, or if you’ll need to arrange for it to be delivered or picked up from an airport.
The initial rollout of the program covers shipping between the US and Europe, but plans call for a world-wide rollout of the program in the coming months.