Lufthansa Cargo announced that Carsten Hernig had assumed the position of deputy general manager and vice president of production, sales & marketing at Shanghai Pudong International Airport Cargo Terminal Co. Ltd (PACTL).
Formerly vice president of region Latin America & Caribbean at Lufthansa Cargo, Hernig took over the PACTL post for the airline on October 1, 2022.
Lufthansa said Hernig 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.
Hernig succeeds Christian Haug, who has held this position since 2016.
Lufthansa said 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.
Hernig has been responsible for various functions in the Lufthansa Group for more than 25 years. He began his career as a 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 of South Asia and the Middle East in New Delhi.
From 2014 to 2019, Hernig was managing director of the ULD management firm Jettainer GmbH.
PACTL is one of the world's largest air cargo terminal operators, founded in 1999 as a Sino-German joint venture. It draws on the expertise of three shareholders: Shanghai Airport (Group) CO, Ltd, Lufthansa Cargo AG and JHJ Logistics Management CO, Ltd.
Lufthansa noted that with a total investment of RMB 479.02 million (US$70.62 million) in the cargo terminal and registered capital of RMP 191.61 million (US$28.25 million), the merger has succeeded in playing a key role in establishing Pudong International Airport as one of China's major cargo hubs.