October 1 - Lufthansa Cargo Charter Agency has named Andrew Morch as general manager America.

Morch (pictured below) is relocating from Montreal to Chicago, in order to take up this new challenge. He has been around the industry for quite a few years, having worked for Swiss AirKLMAirBridge Cargo and most recently Air Canada.

Reto Hunziker, MD of Lufthansa Cargo Charter says that Morch together with his team has a big focus for the months to come. "The Americas team of Lufthansa Cargo Charter is charged with one clear objective and that is to establish a sustained turnaround. Driving this objective, will be the renewed focus on our already available distribution channels, Lufthansa Cargo, Swiss World Cargo and the rest of the Lufthansa Cargo Group."

Morch said: "The relationship with our operators will be strengthened as will those with our existing customers. A new focal point will be placed on the small to medium sized forwarders who spotlight project business. To that end, we are adding resources to the office, which is located in Chicago."

"In addition to Blake Merriam, senior sales manager, Alexander Schmidt will join from our Frankfurt office, also as senior sales manager. Rounding out this team we will bring on one more individual whose expertise and languages will support the Latin American region of the Area. With the above in place, a new and improved Lufthansa Cargo Charter team for the Americas looks forward to achieving it's objective".