DHL Express and Lufthansa Cargo donate Japan relief flight to EU Commission 30 tons of relief goods from Hungary, Slovakia and Sweden
30 tons of relief goods from Hungary, Slovakia and Sweden
Singapore, 6 April 2011: DHL Express and Lufthansa Cargo today announced that they have donated a flight to support the European Commission in delivering relief goods to Japan. The flight to Tokyo, which was undertaken by the companies' joint air cargo subsidiary AeroLogic, left Frankfurt airport on Monday and arrived in Tokyo this morning. From there, DHL will deliver the goods directly to the final destinations.
The aircraft carried 30 tons of goods from Hungary, Slovakia and Sweden, including canned food, tents, blankets, sleeping bags, clothes, gloves and rubber boots. The supplies are desperately needed in the affected prefectures in Japan and are highly welcomed by the Japanese authorities.
In a joint statement, Ken Allen, CEO, DHL Express, and Karl Ulrich Garnadt, CEO, Lufthansa Cargo, said: "We are happy to be able to help the EU Commission in supporting the people of Japan. By adjusting our flight schedules and with the strongest support of everyone involved, we gladly took the opportunity to deliver fast help directly to one of the areas that were most impacted by the tsunami."
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