Cargolux outsources ULDs to Unitpool
Cargolux, EuropeÃ¢â‚¬™s largest scheduled all-cargo airline currently operating 14 747-400F freighters, has announced a five-year agreement with ULD supply and management provider, Unitpool. The five-year contract, which will start mid-January 2010 and includes the sale of the Cargolux ULD fleet to Unitpool, provision of service including 24/7 ULD management across the airlineÃ¢â‚¬™s worldwide network, repairs […]
February 1, 2010
The five-year contract, which will start mid-January 2010 and includes the sale of the Cargolux ULD fleet to Unitpool, provision of service including 24/7 ULD management across the airlineÃ¢â‚¬™s worldwide network, repairs and maintenance, and supply of ULD to secure replacement and growth.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Cargolux is by many industry observers seen as the Ã¢â‚¬Å“gold standardÃ¢â‚¬Â for cargo airlines with a long built reputation for quality and service, so we are extremely proud of this new agreementÃ¢â‚¬Â, said Unitpool chairman Ludwig Bertsch.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Cargolux observes that pooling of ULDs will deliver very tangible service and financial benefits,Ã¢â‚¬Â a Cargolux spokesperson said.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“For us, the overriding benefits driving the decision behind the new cooperation are: Less hassle with rotation management; stations no longer concerned with minimum stocks while pooling effects making positioning of ULD simpler; access to new ULD management IT system with better real-time information; lowering of long term operating cost; and freeing up cash bound in an asset.Ã¢â‚¬Â