Overview of process changes

Removal of IATA DGR Operator Variation LH-05 for UN3373 Biological Substance Category B | 26.11.2020
What is changing:

Effective 1st January 2021 Lufthansa Cargo will allow and accept shipments containing UN3373 Biological Substance Category B (RDS) in standard packaging meeting the requirements of IATA DGR Packing Instruction 650.

With IATA DGR 62nd Edition 2021 our Operator Variation LH-05 involving restrictions relating to packaging of UN3373 Biological Substances, Category B (RDS) will no longer be in place. Same applies to respective Operator Variations for Austrian Airlines (OS-05) and for Brussels Airlnes (S-08). The variations will show as “not used” to indicate removal from regulations. 

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Affected export region(s):
Worldwide
Affected import region(s):
Worldwide
Capacity Guarantee paused on Kont Flights ex Hub | 17.11.2020
What is changing:

Due to tense capacity availability we are forced to pause the Capacity Guarantee of all speed options for cont flights out of FRA, MUC, VIE and BRU with immediate effect until 31st of December 2020. 

Aufgrund angespannter Kapazitätsverfügbarkeiten sind wir gezwungen, die Kapazitäts-Garantie (Capacity Guarantee) sämtlicher Speed Optionen für Kont-Flüge aus FRA, MUC, VIE und BRU mit sofortiger Wirkung bis zum 31.12.2020 zu pausieren.

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Affected export region(s):
Kont Flights ex Hubs
Affected import region(s):
ww.
Consignee Trade number mandatory for shipments to Morocco | 12.08.2020
What is changing:

For shipments with destination Morocco it is mandatory to transmit the Consignee Trade Number in the FWB message.

When consignee is a company, Trade number must be mentioned. If consignee is NOT a company ( e.g.: HUM to pviate person, or some non-profit and government organisations) a dummy can be used. The dummy number is 15 zeros ("000000000000000").

This number is to be transmitted in OCI line of FWB message. 

Examples for both cases:

OCI/MA/CNE/T/TRADE REGISTER NUMBER 0XX0XXXX

OCI/MA/CNE/T/000000000000000

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Affected export region(s):
All
Affected import region(s):
Morocco
SUMA customs reporting on HAWB level in Frankfurt | 08.07.2020
What is changing:

Since 8th June Lufthansa Cargo has changed SUMA reporting to German customs to HAWB level. This change was undertaken to be able to finally comply with a customs requirement that has been in place for many years. It states that it is mandatory to have a one-to-one relation and referencing between ICS Entry summary declaration and German SUMA. 

In order to avoid any irregularities it is required to ensure, that any following customs processes are only triggered once the complete Master has been confirmed and is available in Frankfurt. Confirmation messages are sent via ATLAS on HAWB level (Verwahrmitteilung). It is not allowed to deliver part shipments of Consolidations to the customer. Parts of a Master AWB can only be stored out if a deconsolidation has been ordered according to existing contracts with LCAG.

Please also note that a compliant reporting can only be ensured if complete and correct House AWB data is transmitted to Lufthansa Cargo in accordance with the Consol Manifest.

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Affected export region(s):
All
Affected import region(s):
FRA
Änderung SUMA am Standort FRA - Zur Beachtung | 01.07.2020
What is changing:

Basierend auf dem positiven Feedback der Zollbehörden über die wesentlich bessere Datenqualität in ATLAS, was ja so bereits mit Einführung von ICS gefordert war, haben wir uns entschlossen, das Verfahren der 1:1 Referenzierung so beizubehalten.

Um Unregelmäßigkeiten zu vermeiden, ist sicherzustellen, dass Folgeprozesse (Verzollung etc.) erst angestoßen werden, wenn der komplette Master AWB der Sendung angekommen ist.

Die Auslieferung von Parts einer Consolsendung ist nicht erlaubt. Diese wäre nur im Rahmen bestehender Verträge möglich, wo LCAG bereits mit der Aufteilung beauftragt ist.

Eine ordnungsgemäße Gestellung der einzelnen Sendungen kann nur erfolgen, wenn die HAWB Daten dem Consol-Manifest entsprechend sauber übermittelt werden.

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Affected export region(s):
all
Affected import region(s):
FRA
Änderung SUMA am Standort FRA - Pilot verlängert | 19.06.2020
What is changing:

Der Verlauf des Piloten wird vom Zoll sehr positiv gesehen. Um über einen längeren Zeitraum Erfahrungen damit sammeln zu können, haben die Zollbehörden mit uns vereinbart, den Piloten zu verlängern, worüber wir Sie hiermit in Kenntnis setzen möchten.

Erstmal um eine weitere Woche, vorbehaltlich weitere Verlängerung nach Feedback vom Zoll im Anschluss.

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Affected export region(s):
all
Affected import region(s):
FRA
Änderung SUMA am Standort FRA | 27.05.2020
What is changing:

Seit 2011 besteht die Zoll-Anforderung bei der Summarischen Anmeldung/Gestellung, eins zu eins auf die Positionen der ESUMA (summarischen Eingangsmeldung ICS) zu referenzieren.


Das Verfahren, um diese Anforderung zu erfüllen wird ab dem 8. Juni 2020 zwei Wochen lang in einem Piloten getestet, erstmal für den Standort Frankfurt und Fracht auf Lufthansa Flügen. Das HZA Frankfurt ist darüber informiert.

Um die Referenzierung auf die ESUMA sicher zu stellen, wird Lufthansa Cargo die Sendungen gleich auf Positionsebene gestellen. Dies bedeutet, dass die Aufteilung beim Spediteur in der heutigen Form nicht mehr notwendig ist.

Es bedeutet außerdem, dass der Spediteur (wenn als Verfügungsberechtigter bekannt) dementsprechend seine Verwahrmitteilung bekommt. Als spezifischer Ordnungsbegriff wird in Zukunft die Kombination aus Master- und House-AWB verwendet. 

Die Auslieferung bei Lufthansa erfolgt unverändert auf MAWB Ebene, und vorerst bei Consolidation nur für komplette Sendungen, um Zollunregelmäßigkeiten zu vermeiden.

 Die Verantwortung für SUMA/Gestellung bleibt damit weiterhin bei Lufthansa.

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Affected export region(s):
All
Affected import region(s):
FRA
Update - Data elements required for Argentina Customs | 16.05.2020
What is changing:

*Guideline updated, please see changes in messaging section in green"

AR customs is starting to enforce mandatory data required for import clearance in Argentina.

Data is TAX ID number of Consignee and HS Code(s) for the shipment.

Requirement applicable to all Master and House Waybills. Details see attached guideline.

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Affected export region(s):
All
Affected import region(s):
Argentina
Live animal transport possible again to and from Frankfurt | 18.04.2020
What is changing:

We are pleased to announce a first relaxation of the situation-related restrictions concerning air cargo transport.

From 4 May 2020 Lufthansa Cargo will again offer the transport of live animals (AVI) to and from Frankfurt (FRA). However, transit shipments as well as all animal transports requiring personal escort will remain excluded for the time being due to the current situation.

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Affected export region(s):
All
Affected import region(s):
all
Embargo on live animals due to current pandemic situation | 18.03.2020
What is changing:

Due to the frequent changes of entry regulations in connection with SARS-CoV-2, the probability of short-term flight plan changes is high. Therefore, live animals (AVI) will no longer be accepted for transport by Lufthansa Cargo with immediate effect. In view of possible delays in transport, we are taking animal welfare into account with this decision.

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Affected export region(s):
All
Affected import region(s):
All
Information on Lufthansa Group flights to Tehran | 28.01.2020
What is changing:

Due to the ongoing unclear assessment of the security situation for the airspace around Tehran airport, Lufthansa Group airlines have cancelled flights to/from Tehran until March 28. Lufthansa Group Security continues to evaluate the security situation on site together with national and international authorities. As soon as we have detailed information, Lufthansa Group will decide whether and when Iranian flights can be operated again.

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Affected export region(s):
Worldwide
Affected import region(s):
IKA
CHAMP Messaging Customers --- UPDATE--- --- copy --- | 12.12.2019
What is changing:

The CHAMP messaging issue has been resolved and we are now able to receive your FWB/FHL messages. 

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Affected export region(s):
Worldwide
Affected import region(s):
none
CHAMP Messaging Customers | 11.12.2019
What is changing:

We have been informed that CHAMP is currently expierencing significant IT issues since 01:48 FRA LT - 11.Dec.2019. Lufthansa Cargo, as well as other carriers, are not receiving any FWB/FHL messages from CHAMP customers. We have been advised that you are are not receiving an FNA, therefore you may not be aware of the problem.

CHAMP will provide Lufthansa Cargo with the next update at 18:00 FRA LT.

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Affected export region(s):
Worldwide
Affected import region(s):
none
Data requirements for import shipments to China change | 13.11.2019
What is changing:

As per the official decree 144 of the GACC (General Administration of Customs of the P.R. China)...

All shipments to China no longer require the following data elements:

- Shipper enterprise code

- Consignee enterprise code

- Consignee specific contact name

- Consignee specific contact number

All shipments to mainland China still require the following mandatory data elements:

- Shipper and Consignee telephone number

- Specific and non-generic goods description

All data is required both on MAWB level, as well as HAWB level (for consolidation)

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Affected export region(s):
all
Affected import region(s):
China
Data elements required for Argentina Customs | 03.11.2019
What is changing:

AR customs is starting to enforce mandatory data required for import clearance in Argentina.

Data is TAX ID number of Consignee and HS Code(s) for the shipment.

Requirement applicable to all Master and House Waybills. Details see attached guideline.

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Affected export region(s):
All
Affected import region(s):
Argentina
Digital notifications available to inform about insufficient data with customs relevance --- copy --- | 18.10.2019
What is changing:

For all eAWB shipments to China, Kenya and Israel Lufthansa Cargo’s system will, as of the 22nd October, automatically check the transmitted data* for the existing official import requirements from the above mentioned countries. In case of content issues in the data* for those countries, eAWB customers will get an instant feedback based on the transmitted AWB and HAWB data*. This will give our eAWB customers the possibility to solve issues before delivering the freight.

We continue to use the existing channels so customers will receive an error message (FNA or XFNM) if the automated checks find an error. With these upcoming changes customers might receive more rejection messages as in the past. To be able to clearly differentiate between “normal” errors and these content based errors there will be a new suffix “C” (e.g.: CNE07C iso. CNE07) following the IATA standard.

In addition to the FNAs, customers can subscribe for automated eMails or SMS (via eServices/eTracking). LINK / see picture attached.

Users of the “eAWB Data Capture” on eServices will get instant feedback while inserting information into the tool in case of missing information.

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Affected export region(s):
Worldwide
Affected import region(s):
Worldwide
Kenya customs requires PIN number for Consolidated Import shipments | 14.06.2019
What is changing:

With immediate effect Kenya customs requires all Consolidated import shipments to state the PIN number of the consignee. This number is assigned by Kenya customs. Should consignee agent not have one, kindly register with Kenya customs immediately.

The PIN number shall be transmitted to Lufthansa Cargo in FWB OCI line as follows (FWB versions 16 and above):

OCI/KE/CNE/T/P0001111111W

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Affected export region(s):
all
Affected import region(s):
Kenya
Change of customs system and custodian location in FRA | 21.05.2019
What is changing:

As of today, Lufthansa Cargo Hub Frankfurt started working on a new customs system to interface to German customs. Some delays and longer waiting times than usual may have to be expected in import.

Please note, that with this change Lufthansa Cargo Frankfurt is using a new custodian location number with immediate effect. The new location code is 0001 for Frankfurt, the old one 0000 is no longer valid. Using old location code will result in severe delays both for import and export shipments

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Affected export region(s):
All
Affected import region(s):
All
German Customs started enforcing valid goods descriptions | 14.05.2019
What is changing:

German customs is insisting on acceptable good descriptions for shipments into the EU.

The goods description may not be generic (e.g. Spare Parts) but shall be specific enough to allow risk analysis through customs.

Please follow this link for the list of acceptable and unacceptable goods descriptions.

https://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/sites/taxation/files/resources/documents/customs/customs_code/guidance_acceptable_goods_description_en.pdf

This is aplicable for shipments globally. Currently only German customs is known to enforce compliance by holding shipments until the data has been provided in the requested manner.

Please note, that contrary to the list, Consolidation is indeed acceptable for airlines, as long as the availability of HAWB data for the shipment is ensured. HAWB data must comply with acceptable terms as per the examples in the list.

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Affected export region(s):
Worldwide
Affected import region(s):
Europe
Customs regulation for all import shipments to China | 09.04.2019
What is changing:

All shipments to mainland China require the following mandatory data elements:

- Shipper and Consignee telephone number

- Shipper enterprise code

- Consignee enterprise code

- Consignee specific contact name

- Consignee specific contact number

All data is required both on MAWB level, as well as HAWB level (for consolidation)

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Affected export region(s):
all
Affected import region(s):
China