Silk Way West to operate with ACL Airshop’s ULD tracking tech

After less than one month on the market, ACL Airshop’s real-time Bluetooth-enabled ULD tracking technology is already translating into more cargo business, as carriers take steps to eliminate so-called “black spots” from the airfreight supply chain. “Improved ULD logistics has become one of our strategic focuses, as it directly contributes to the bottom line, while […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 24, 2017

Growing global economy expected to be a boon for ULD market

When the air cargo industry is booming, as it is now, the good times can be felt in many areas of the supply chain – the airfreight container business is no different, according to a recent report’s conclusion the unit load device (ULD) business should grow by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.3 […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 10, 2017

DuPont goes green with recycling program for cargo covers

DuPont Protection Solutions announced a new, complimentary recycling program for its Tyvek cargo covers, in a response to shipper requests for an environmentally responsible way to dispose of the covers. The Tyvek cargo covers act as thermal shields, maintaining internal temperature of cargo by reflecting solar heat in high temperatures and acting as a barrier […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 25, 2017

DoKaSch Opticooler now available on China Airlines network

Germany-based container manufacturer DoKaSch Temperature Solutions recently partnered with China Airlines to expands its global network and lease Opticooler temperature-controlled ULDs to customer in the carrier's network. Opticooler is designed for "extremely temperature-sensitive air cargo shipments,” said China Airlines in a statement. “In this strongly competitive market, it is key that we offer our shared […]
  • Randy Woods
  • September 21, 2017

Bluetooth tracking tech goes live across ACL Airshop’s 200-plus airline network [VIDEO]

BUDAPEST — A strategic alliance inked by ACL Airshop and New Zealand-based Core Transport Technologies to deploy tracking devices across ACL’s 200-plus airline network marks the debut of automated Bluetooth-enabled ULD tracking for the airfreight industry, addressing the chronic problem of lost, missing or underutilized ULDs. “This is the first real partnership between a technology […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 20, 2017

Jettainer completes ULD portfolio with ‘Cool Management’ service [VIDEO]

BUDAPEST -- ULD management company Jettainer is expanding its temperature-sensitive transport presence, launching a temperature-controlled ULD service that, head of marketing and PR Martin Kraemer said, addressed a “gap in the management of complete ULD fleets.” The announcement was made earlier today at the Air Cargo Handling Conference, held here at the Corinthia Hotel. The […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 19, 2017

Qatar Cargo to offer DoKaSch Opticooler containers for pharma

Qatar Airways Cargo customers will soon be able to transport temperature-sensitive and climate-controlled shipments in DoKaSch Temperature Solutions containers. As per the terms of the agreement, customers will be able to lease DoKaSch’s RKN and RAP Opticooler containers from Qatar Airways Cargo’s stations around the world. Qatar Airways’ chief cargo officer, Ulrich Ogiermann, explained that […]
  • Lewis King
  • August 23, 2017

Jettainer expands ULD lease options for flying stables

For those wishing to see horses fly on short notice, Lufthansa Cargo-subsidiary Jettainer is making equine transport boxes available with quick-lease options to meet growing demand for the specialized ULDs, the company announced. “We’re noticing a huge demand for flying horse boxes and can now offer our customers flexible leasing concepts that are even better […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • August 18, 2017

ACL Airshop looks to e-commerce for international growth [VIDEO]

E-commerce is lighting a fire under the air cargo industry, and ACL Airshop is trying to capture that momentum to push the ULD business to the forefront of the industry. As higher package volumes drive up demand for air freight, ACL Airshop’s chairman Steve Townes and managing director- international Marc Terpstra talked with Air Cargo […]
  • Lewis King
  • May 24, 2017

SkyCargo adds SkyCell, va-Q-tec to its temperature-controlled offer

Emirates SkyCargo has inked container-rental service agreements with SkyCell and va-Q-tec, adding to the range of cool-chain container options available to its pharma customers. SkyCell’s temperature-controlled containers are designed to maintain products for several days at +2°C to +8°C and +15°C to +25°C, even under extreme ambient temperatures ranging from -35°C to +65°C. The containers […]
  • Lewis King
  • May 15, 2017

Jettainer, Etihad renew partnership to launch new smart ULDs

When Jettainer releases its new generation of “smart ULD” containers, they will fly first on Etihad Airways, according to a renewed five-year partnership the two companies made formal today. Between now and 2021, Abu Dhabi-based Etihad and ULD servicing firm Jettainer will continue their existing cooperation agreement, in which Jettainer will manage Ethad’s fleet of […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 9, 2017

NEW-LDs: Thinking inside (and outside) the box

Before a freighter pushes back from the apron, and the pilots go through the checklist of the critical systems and equipment on the aircraft, might it seem unusual to only check the sensors on three of the four engines? Or maybe test the flaps and rudder, but not the horizontal stabilizers? Of course it would […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 6, 2017

Jettainer launches Android app for ULD management

For those who need to keep tabs on the status of their unit load devices (ULDs) from virtually anywhere, Jettainer has publicly launched its “JettApp” application for smartphones. An Android version is currently available, and an iOS version is “being planned,” the ULD management company said. The application helps logistics companies manage the pallets and […]
  • Lewis King
  • March 29, 2017

WCS 2017: Ranger, ACL merge in active ULD market

ABU DHABI — The suddenly active ULD market just got a bit hotter today as ACL Airshop, a company that leases, sells, repairs and manage ULDs and cargo net supplies, announced on Wednesday, here at the World Cargo Symposium, that it would merge with Ranger Airshop, the investment arm of Ranger Aerospace. The move, the […]
  • Randy Woods
  • March 15, 2017
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