Jettainer opens Frankfurt hub

Around 750,000 units a year can be moved at the site, which covers an area of 17,000 square metres.

Carsten Hernig Deufol Airport Services Frankfurt Airport Jettainer Lufthansa Cargo ULD

Jettainer has inaugurated its expanded logistics centre at Frankfurt Airport. At the so called JettHub FRA, all resources are now bundled. The new facility guarantees immediate availability of ULD handling, maintenance and repair services at Germany’s largest air traffic hub. Around 750,000 units a year can be moved at the site, which covers an area of 17,000 square metres.

JettHub can host up to 9,000 containers and pallets at the same time. It is directly linked to the apron by a 24/7 security gate. To manage stocks efficiently and transparently, Jettainer has developed its own software, which is directly connected to the company’s IT platform. The logistics centre is operated by handling counts GmbH, a 100-per cent subsidiary of Lufthansa Cargo AG.

“With the continuous development of our JettHub, we have created a solid foundation for managing the world’s largest ULD fleet at our home base. Moreover, we are on course for further growth at one of the most important airports in the world, which the majority of our customers as well as numerous other airlines use on a regular basis,” says Carsten Hernig, managing director of Jettainer.

Another key partner on site is Deufol Airport Services, an aeronautical company that has moved into JettHub as part of its close cooperation with Jettainer: it will look after the servicing and repair of containers and pallets on behalf of the loading equipment professionals. “Our logistics centre offers proximity and thus a high degree of operational flexibility. We particularly appreciate the fact that an onsite repair shop allows us to avoid a considerable number of truck transports,” Hernig continues. “This not only saves valuable time and money but also protects the environment.”