Lufthansa Cargo and ANA Cargo have jointly transported about two tonnes of relief supplies to Australia in aid of Australian animals left homeless by the wild fires.
Starting on 3 February in Frankfurt, Lufthansa Cargo was responsible for the transport to Tokyo. From there, ANA Cargo took over the transport to Sydney, Australia. DB Schenker supported the project in logistics and took care of the collection of the donations.
On board were about two tonnes of hand-made pouches and nests for Australian animal babies. These were handmade by helpers of the private initiative ‘Deutschland hilft Australiens Wildtieren!’ (Germany helps Australia’s Wildlife!).
More than 20,000 animal lovers from Germany have organised themselves via Facebook to sew, knit or crochet nests and pouches according to directions of an Australian animal rescue organisation. The textiles are urgently needed at the Australian aid stations for animal orphans and injured animals through the bush fires.
“Lufthansa Cargo is pleased to support the relief work in Australia by providing fast transport together with its joint venture partner ANA Cargo. This cooperation has enabled the aid transport to Australia beyond its joint venture markets,” the carrier says.