Lufthansa Cargo lays foundation stone for new art warehouse at Frankfurt hub
ArtCube optimizes storage of art shipments during air freight transport
Lufthansa Cargo today laid the foundation stone for the construction of its new art storage facility at the Frankfurt hub. The ArtCube at the Lufthansa Cargo Center will in future have an area of 168 square meters and will offer its customers secure and professional storage of valuable works of art of all kinds. The new building is under construction as part of the modernization of the Frankfurt air freight hub initiated by Lufthansa Cargo and is expected to enter service at the end of the year.
“The new ArtCube allows us to offer our customers a secure and modern environment which, combined with dedicated handling, meets the high demands of sensitive art objects,Explains Harald Gloy, operations manager and human resources manager for the freight company. “We are aware of the special responsibility involved in managing works of art, which are not only valuable, but generally unique and unrecoverable. It is precisely for this reason that we have developed a customized solution for the storage of works of art and exhibitions in our hub in close exchange with freight forwarders and art curators, so that our customers know that their shipments are in good hands.. “
The new art warehouse will be self-sufficient with air conditioning units with heating and cooling functions, creating an almost constant temperature. Thanks to the vertical bands of the window, the ArtCube receives natural light. There is a separate lounge for artistic assistants. Access to the special storage area is limited by state-of-the-art security technology.
The new construction of the art warehouse is one of the first steps in Lufthansa Cargo’s “LCCevolution” modular infrastructure program at its original hub in Frankfurt – in parallel, several preparatory steps are being taken for the new construction from the rack warehouse to the Lufthansa Cargo Center. The complete modernization of the Lufthansa Cargo Center is expected to be completed in 2029.
For the crane branch, stealing valuable and famous fine art is a tradition: Lufthansa Cargo regularly transports works by important artists to exhibitions around the world. For all transport of this type, the emphasis is on safety, professional handling and flawless follow-up: for art shipments, Lufthansa Cargo therefore uses its “Vulnerables” product, which is tailored to the needs of this sector. particular industry and offers an adapted transport solution for art logistics with processes adapted to art and maximum security.