Jettainer marks 10th anniv with keen optimism

Fresh from celebrating its 10th anniversary, Jettainer, a leading provider for outsourced ULD management, is confident of a bright future based on specialisation and innovation that enables it to offer a product that is at its core, cheaper and more efficient than what airlines can do themselves. By Donald Urquhart.


Jettainer marks 10th anniv with keen optimism


From just nine staff ten years ago, the Lufthansa Group company, has grown to 60 employees, handling the business of managing ULD fleets for 14 major airline customers – including industry leaders like Etihad and the Lufthansa Group – comprising an inventory of over 85,000 units.

“We are experiencing a strong and healthy growth which we want to continue in the coming years,” says Carsten Hernig, who has been managing director of Jettainer since early this year. “The business model of Jettainer is more relevant than ever. More and more airlines are discovering the ULD management as an opportunity to increase efficiency, optimise costs and to improve their environmental performance.”

Recent business developments include contract extensions with Alitalia and Etihad and the establishment of a new office in the Abu Dhabi Airport Business City’s Logistics Park. “Due to the positive development we are facing in the Middle East and Asia regions, we decided to open a local office in Abu Dhabi in order to assure smooth operational processes at any time and of course to be ready for further growth with existing and potential new customers,” said Carsten Hernig. The company also signed up a new customer – India’s Jet Airways – for outsourced ULD cargo services for a five-year period and covers the handling of 1,279 ULDs.