Pilot freight tracking lost due to lightning strike
A pilot freight tracking company in Germany has been hit by lightning.
The company, Gertl, said in a statement that it was experiencing some difficulties in its tracking systems, and that the company had lost contact with its operators.
Gertl’s CEO, Jens-Uwe Bäcker, said the company is “confident” the tracking system is back up and running.
“The information has been transferred to our systems,” Bäcer said.
“We are confident that our operators have recovered from the lightning storm and are working in good spirits.”
Gertz said in the statement that its tracking system was “on standby” and would be restored in the coming days.
“We have been working with our operators and are confident of the recovery,” Gertz added.
Germans have had a severe winter weather event this winter, with over a quarter of the country experiencing lightning strikes.