Air Cargo Management

Virgin Atlantic Cargo and Airbase GSE agree new five-year contract

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Virgin Atlantic Cargo and Airbase GSE have extended their longstanding partnership, continuing the operation of ULD Cargo.

The new five-year contract includes ULD management systems, procurement planning and digitalisation, as well as environmental management systems.

Airbase GSE will support Virgin Atlantic Cargo’s move toward its 2050 sustainability target, by recycling all Virgin Atlantic cargo nets, saving 200 tonnes in landfill waste.

Additionally, Virgin Atlantic Cargo has committed to using metal units, which took effect as of 1 July 2022. All units purchased on behalf of the airline will be aluminium, which is a recyclable material.

“This deal not only enhances our already strong relationship with Airbase, it moves us a step closer to our 2050 sustainability target by saving landfill waste and committing to metal units exclusively,” said Virgin Atlantic Cargo’s manager, ULD control Lee Connolly. “I look forward to the next five years, having no doubt that Airbase will keep up their high levels of service and continue to deliver.”

Airbase GSE’s CEO Nick Payne commented: “I’m delighted that Virgin have decided to maintain our working partnership within ULD Cargo for a further five years. The relationship has gone from strength to strength, and our team will be focusing on ULD management systems procurement planning and digitalisation. We are also very excited about building a more sustainable future with environmental management systems.”

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