LAN Cargo has signed an agreement to outsource the repair and maintenance of its ULDs and pallets at Miami International Airport to CHEP Aerospace Solutions.
The agreement will enable LAN Cargo to benefit from CHEP’s comprehensive repair solutions including access to CHEP’s proprietary repair management software, ACTIS, at LAN Cargo’s hub stations. ACTIS has been employed at 29 repair stations owned and managed by CHEP, in addition to several subcontracted repair shops across the globe, and provides CHEP’s customers with real-time insight into the repair status of their assets.
LAN Cargo operational support senior manager, Orlando Gaete, said: “We are pleased to have entered into this agreement with CHEP as the guaranteed quality and airworthiness of our cargo equipment will enable us to strengthen our position in Miami. We also appreciate that CHEP’s repair management software ACTIS will provide us with full visibility on parts usage, labour costs and repair turnaround times. As we work towards our corporate goals to improve operational efficiency and further reduce CO2 emission, repairing our damaged ULDs in the US rather than shipping them back to South America will help us increase cargo capacity and reduce fuel burn and carbon emission. We are confident that CHEP is the right partner for our needs and look forward to our cooperation.”