Carsten Hernig becomes the new Managing Director at PACTL for Lufthansa Cargo


Carsten Hernig, previously Vice President Region Latin America & Caribbean at Lufthansa Cargo, has assumed the position of Deputy General Manager and Vice President Production, Sales & Marketing at Shanghai Pudong International Airport Cargo Terminal Co. Ltd (PACTL) in Shanghai as of October 1, 2022. He is responsible for production, sales and marketing at the joint venture between Lufthansa Cargo and Shanghai Pudong Airport, which was founded in 1999.

“I am very pleased that we are welcoming Carsten Hernig, an experienced Lufthansa employee, to this important interface,” said Dietmar Focke, Chief Operations Officer and Chief HR Officer at Lufthansa Cargo. “His extensive experience at Lufthansa Cargo, especially in the international arena, makes him ideally qualified for the new tasks.”

He succeeds Christian Haug, who had held this position since 2016. Haug will remain in Shanghai until the final handover to his successor and is currently working to further expand Lufthansa Cargo’s successful business activities in China.

Carsten Hernig has been responsible for various functions in the Lufthansa Group for more than 25 years. He began his career as Manager in the Sales Planning & Steering Team Asia Pacific in Singapore. He also served as Regional Director in Russia and Hong Kong and was responsible for sales and handling as Director South Asia and Middle East in New Delhi.

His many years of experience in the field of crisis management, which goes far beyond the technical aspects, also make him a highly valued manager within the Lufthansa Group. From 2014 to 2019, as Managing Director of Jettainer GmbH, one of the leading companies in the management of ULDs worldwide, he decisively drove its internationalization strategy.

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PACTL in Shanghai is known for providing its customers with highly professional and sustainable air cargo handling services.

As one of the world’s largest air cargo terminal operators, the company, which was founded in 1999 as a Sino-German joint venture, draws on the expertise of three shareholders: Shanghai Airport (Group) CO, Ltd, Lufthansa Cargo AG and JHJ Logistics Management CO, Ltd.

With a total investment of RMB 479.02 million in the cargo terminal and a registered capital of RMP 191.61 million, the merger has succeeded in playing a key role in establishing Pudong International Airport as one of China’s major cargo hubs.

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