Etihad Cargo has awarded Jettainer a five-year contract where Jettainer will continue to provide and manage unit load devices (ULDs) for the carrier.
The ULD expert will digitalise Etihad Cargo’s entire ULD fleet and equip it with Bluetooth low energy (BLE) tags.
These tags will enable Etihad Cargo to collect and use meaningful data for its business development and further automate processes.
The partnership between Etihad Cargo and Jettainer began in 2011 with the global management of the ULD fleet used by the United Arab Emirates’ national airline.
Service development has included deploying an Abu Dhabi-based operating team, using lightweight containers and rolling out Jettainer’s cool&fly service during the pandemic to streamline processes, reduce costs and contribute to both companies’ sustainability roadmap.
“The Jettainer team has been offering us reliable and innovative services around the clock to meet our needs for over ten years now,” said Thomas Schürmann, head of cargo operations and delivery at Etihad Cargo. “The solutions offered by Jettainer have contributed to our success in continuously improving and optimizing Etihad Cargo’s ULD fleet, which has enabled us to reduce costs and gain efficiencies.”
Thorsten Riekert, Jettainer’s chief sales officer, added: “It’s important to us that we embrace innovation and digitalization. That’s why we are equipping our customers’ ULD fleets with tracking technology where it is meaningful – and that’s exactly what we’ve seen at Etihad Cargo.”
Last month, Avianca Cargo entered into a five-year agreement with Jettainer covering pallet management and maintenance.