Hellmann Worldwide Logistics has become the latest forwarding organization to join Cargo 2000 to achieve quality of service benefits for its customers and the subsequent cost improvements these will produce.

Founded in 1871 and headquartered in Germany, Hellmann’s global logistics network operates from 341 cities in 134 countries and employs in excess of 15,000 people to serve its customers worldwide. In 2005, Hellmann’s growing airfreight business generated more than ‘850 million of the company’s total ‘2.5 billion of revenues.

Commenting on the decision to adopt Cargo 2000’s quality system, Roger Haeussler, Global COO & Director Operations, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, Inc. said, ‘We are now well aware of the advantages Cargo 2000 can provide in terms of further enhancing the quality of our air cargo products and services and helping to reduce our costs through greater efficiency.

‘With a large number of our airline partners also members of Cargo 2000, we believe membership of the group is now an important factor for our business in the eyes of our customers. As an industry standard that enables the buyers of air cargo services to benchmark their suppliers based on performance, we believe Cargo 2000 will increasingly become a feature of customers’ requirements. We will ensure that with our airline partners, we can provide the fully Cargo 2000 compliant air cargo supply chain we expect our customers to request.’

Lothar Moehle, Program Director of Cargo 2000, stated, ‘Hellmann’s decision to join Cargo 2000 is another important milestone for our group. We believe that through its own efforts, the company will achieve significant and measurable benefits through the implementation of our quality system and, in the process, further enhance its reputation with customers. With a growing number of shippers now asking their suppliers about Cargo 2000, we expect to see more freight forwarders joining our program in 2007.’

Growing its freight forwarding membership is a key part of Cargo 2000’s strategy for 2007. Its current forwarding members are ABX LOGISTICS, DHL Global Forwarding, Exel, Geologistics, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, Kuehne + Nagel, Schenker, SDV, TNT Freight Management, Trans-Trade, UTI Worldwide and Yusen.