Jettainer, a leading international provider for outsourced ULD management, is celebrating two anniversaries this month – the 60th anniversary of the air freight container and the 15th anniversary of Jettainer. Standardised pallets and containers were introduced in 1959 to optimise the loading and unloading of freight.
To mark the occassion Jettainer is sending a visual container around the world with the journey starting on 7 March in Frankfurt, followed by Singapore, where the IATA World Cargo Symposium is taking place next week. There, the Jettainer celebrations will continue with its own anniversary celebrations.
“In the 15 years that Jettainer has pushed forward the development and steering logic of ULDs, the company has become the market leader in outsourced ULD Management,” Jettainer says, pointing to the more than 20 customers now relying on Jettainer.
“We have won many customers in the last 15 years and have not yet lost a single one. For us, this lasting loyalty is the perfect proof of our service,” says Martin Kraemer, head of Marketing & PR at Jettainer.
Innovations in the ULD steering software as well as in the container hardware have led to significant increases in efficiency and contribute to more fuel-efficiency and eco-friendliness, the company says. Jettainer’s IT infrastructure, JettWare, already incorporates an artificial intelligence to support ULD controllers in their work.
Technologies for geo-localisation of ULDs are successfully in use and further developments continue to provide improvements, Jettainer adds. The ULD Black Box, for example, is currently being tested as a device that can measure and register damage. This will lead to a further increase in the efficiency of ULD fleets, it says.
“The development, especially in the area of damage prevention, offers a great opportunity for further improvements,” Kraemer adds. The 15th anniversary of Jettainer and the 60th anniversary of the ULD clearly show that ULD management is an innovative industry and that the potential is far from exhausted,” adds Martin.