Cathay, CHEP sign 5-year ULD deal

Cathay Pacific Airways and CHEP Aerospace Solutions, a leading independent provider of outsourced Unit Load Device (ULD) and galley cart services, have signed a five-year renewable agreement for the supply and management of ULDs and pallet accessories.


Cathay CHEP sign 5-year ULD deal


Cathay Pacific Airways and CHEP Aerospace Solutions, a leading independent provider of outsourced Unit Load Device (ULD) and galley cart services, have signed a five-year renewable agreement for the supply and management of ULDs and pallet accessories. Under the agreement CHEP will acquire Cathay Pacific’s fleet of 25,000 ULDs, convert the majority of their containers to modern composite units weighing 58 kg and supply a fleet of lightweight containers.

CHEP said this fast transition to a lightweight container fleet will enhance operation efficiency over the first five years of their partnership, contributing to the sustainable development commitments of both companies. CHEP said the dedicated, branded fleet of lightweight containers will fulfil Cathay’s global cargo pallet requirements through CHEP’s pooling system, “providing significant synergy benefits to Cathay Pacific through the cross-utilisation of pallet assets with existing CHEP customers,” including AirBridgeCargo, Air Canada and Cargolux.

Cathay Pacific director cargo, James Woodrow, said: “Our teams have gone through a thorough review of the different possible ways to optimise the management of our ULD fleet. CHEP have demonstrated their capability to meet our operational requirements. They have offered a tailormade solution enabling Cathay Pacific to achieve substantial benefits. We also expect efficiency gains in our operations, as well as quickly modernising our fleet of ULDs.