Lufthansa - CEO's speech to the Annual General Meeting

On 5 May 2020, the Lufthansa Annual Shareholders General Meeting will be held. The speech of the Chairman and CEO Carsten Spohr's has been published in advance.

In order to mitigate the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, the German Government passed a law which allows holding an Annual General Meeting without physical shareholder presence. Deutsche Lufthansa AG will make use of the new legislation and the 67th Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, 5 May 2020 at 10:00 hrs will be held for the first time exclusively virtually.

 

 

 

 

COVID19 - Cybercrime is on the rise

 

Reports of increased cybercrime in connection with the Coronavirus epidemic and the lockdown measures.

The webpage of IATA Cargo has been cloned and our association was the target of a phishing attempt last week. We received a fraudulent email requiring us to login on a fake webpage replicating the one of our hosting provider. Luckily, we realized something was wrong and did not fall in the trap.

These days people and organizations, normally involved in more traditional illegal activities, might engage in cybercrime due to the widely imposed restrictions of movement. Furthermore, the recent increased exposure of the air cargo industry in the media, might attract the undesired attention of cybercriminals.

We remind our members and all actors of the Air Cargo community to stay vigilant. Below are links to some useful resources:

 

 

 

COVID19 - Swiss WorldCargo performs more all cargo flights

Swiss WorldCargo to perform more than ten cargo flights for Swiss healthcare institutions.

SWISS is to perform a series of flights bringing vital protective medical equipment from China to Switzerland. The operation, which is extensively supported by the company’s Swiss WorldCargo airfreight division, is being conducted on behalf of the Zurich Cantonal Pharmacy.

COVID19 – European Commission Guidelines Facilitating Air Cargo Operations

The European Commission has issued important guidelines facilitating Air Cargo operations during COVID-19 outbreak

Continued and uninterrupted air cargo services are vital for the economy and for fighting COVID-19, and European and global supply chains depend on them being operated unhindered. Air cargo should therefore be able to continuously deliver critical products such as food, medical supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE), and other products which are vital for the functioning of sensitive supply chains.