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 […]

CHEP Aerospace to manage ULDs for Singapore Airlines Cargo

CHEP Aerospace Solutions has signed a long-term agreement with Singapore Airlines Cargo to maintain and repair the carrier’s unit load device (ULD) fleet. The deal marks the last major development before CHEP is taken over by EQT Infrastructure II, a Swedish investment fund. CHEP Aerospace Solutions president, Ludwig Bertsch, said that the takeover would be […]

Jettainer, Lufthansa developing ‘digital’ ULDs to increase transparency

Jettainer and IT specialists at Lufthansa Industry Solutions are working to develop a digital container that can “measure temperature changes, shocks and other external factors independently and provide information about its state.” Both partners are subsidiaries of the Lufthansa Group, and Jettainer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lufthansa Cargo AG. The containers under development […]

Swiss WorldCargo inks Va-Q-tec container agreement

Swiss WorldCargo recently signed a partnership agreement with container manufacturer Va-Q-tec to provide passive temperature-controlled ULDs for the transport of pharmaceuticals and other sensitive goods. The signing ceremony was held at the Zurich offices of Swiss WorldCargo’s parent company, Swiss International Air Lines Ltd. “Va-Q-tec has been requested by pharma customers to establish a partnership […]

WCS 2016: Jettainer, DoKaSch seal ULD maintenance deal

BERLIN – Jettainer may have had one of the more amusing booth displays here at the World Cargo Symposium, featuring a person dressed as a dancing, waving ULD. But there was some real news to report from the ULD management firm, including the deal announced with DoKaSch on a new IT system to improve the […]

WCS 2016: More than just boxes, ULDs are fire safety equipment

BERLIN — The day that IATA announced its new ULD safety program also featured a panel discussion on the very hot topic of the place of ULDs as the front line of defense against lithium-ion battery fires. It is easy to think of Unit Load Devices as just expensive boxes. After all, the 900,000 ULDs […]

WCS 2016: IATA launches ULD safety campaign

BERLIN — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) today announced the launch of a safety campaign to reduce the number of ground handling incidents involving Unit Load Devices (ULDs).   Through raising awareness of the need for careful handling of ULDs across all touch points, the campaign seeks to minimize flight safety risk and reduce […]

Fiji Airways renews with CHEP

Fiji Airways, Fiji’s national airline, has renewed its ULD management partnership with CHEP Aerospace Solutions for five more years. As part of the new contract, CHEP will introduce new lightweight containers from its 80,000-strong pool of assets. In addition to increasing efficiency that comes from utilizing a common pool of containers, CHEP has helped Fiji […]

Hactl breaks its own record

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) launched ramp operations in 1998 when the cargo handling agent moved to the new Chek Lap Kok airport. With operations growing steadily since that time, Hactl beat its own record in November by handling 2,242 full freighters, ten more than its previous monthly record of 2,232, set in November […]

Jettainer to manage Thomas Cook Group ULDs

ULD manager Jettainer will now be responsible for the servicing of more than 1,800 ULDs, pallets and containers for Thomas Cook Group Airlines. Jettainer said it will use environmentally friendly containers – in both standard and larger sizes – which have been switched to very light versions weighing 128 and 218 pounds, respectively. By weighing […]

CHEP renews partnership with Air Transat

ULD provider CHEP Aerospace Solutions and Air Transat of Canada have renewed their partnership for five more years. Air Transat, the business unit of Transat A.T. Inc., an international tour operator, with more than 60 destinations countries, ships belly-hold cargo via its interline partner, LeisureCargo. Headquartered in Zurich, CHEP claims to manage the world’s largest […]

Jettainer certifies partner repair shops

Jettainer has completed the certification process of its outsourced ULD repair partners worldwide.  According to the ULD management specialist, all of the servicing companies in its network have shown that they can conform to Jettainer’s expectations and, therefore, have received the “certified repair partner” seal. Owned by Lufthansa, Jettainer, which manages and repairs outsourced ULDs, […]

Finding common ground on security practices

Our cargo hubs, where routes connect and transfers are made, are at the heart of our supply chain. As we tackle the many challenges facing our industry – from the threat of modal shift to the changing security landscape, to the need to remain competitive and to grow – the way we process cargo at […]

Jettainer launches JettWare 2.0

With a relaunch of its in-house IT software suite, JettWare, Jettainer said the new functions and modernized user interface will enable the ULD management company to better locate both serviceable and unserviceable ULD units at airports. Revisions in the new software provide station overview screens, which show all the planned movements of pallets and containers […]
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