AirBridgeCargo (ABC) Airlines and Jettainer, global service provider for unit load devices (ULD) management, have inked a leasing agreement for the provision of ULDs on short term requirement for transportation of special cargoes.
With the rise of demand for safe and intact delivery of cargoes requiring compliance with special conditions and environment, AirBridgeCargo will have access to an extensive fleet of ULDs, including horse stalls, car racks, and other pallets or containers to support its dedicated services.
“Being determined to move forward with strengthening our specialist services for the transportation of live animals and automotive equipment of different scales and complexities, we are delighted to partner with Jettainer,” says Sergey Lazarev, general director of AirBridgeCargo Airlines.
“By having a reliable and experienced partner with extensive geographical coverage, we will be able to guarantee fast and seamless deliveries for our customers worldwide,” Lazarev adds.
“Our leasing model meets the growing customer demand for short-term access to standard ULDs as well as special containers wherever they are needed,” adds Carsten Hernig, managing director of Jettainer.
“We are very pleased to be able to use our know-how and global network for one of the fastest growing cargo airlines and to support AirBridgeCargo in providing the right ULDs for all transports at all time,” he says.
AirBridgeCargo has been focused on reinforcement of its logistics solutions for customers with special cargoes by aligning its internal processes, introducing new IT solutions to provide a holistic digital environment for its customers, and by reinforcing its dedicated team of cargo professionals. In 2018, the company achieved 25 per cent growth in its volumes of special cargoes – the tendency it is set to continue in 2019 and beyond, ABC says.
Jettainer covers the entire ULD management value chain – from the purchase of ULDs through management and repair to the provision of customised IT solutions and financing concepts. For short-term ULD requirements Jettainer has developed a special product called JettLease. The service allows rental contracts for standard as well as special ULDs from one day up to several months and can be ordered around the clock and worldwide.