Jettainer has had its contract to provide and manage unit load devices (ULDs) for Etihad Cargo renewed for five years.
The company has managed and maintained Etihad Cargo’s customised ULD fleet since 2011.
Etihad Cargo said that following a comprehensive analysis that identified business development opportunities for the airline, Jettainer will digitalise its entire ULD fleet and equip it with Bluetooth low energy (BLE) tags.
The tags will enable Etihad Cargo to collect and use meaningful data for its business development and further automate processes, Jettainer said.
“Despite the challenges the air freight and cargo sectors have faced due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Etihad Cargo has continued to grow and evolve,” said Etihad Cargo’s head of cargo operations and delivery Thomas Schürmann.
“It has been critical for us to work with partners who understand our objectives and can help us achieve our ambitious targets. The Jettainer team has been offering us reliable and innovative services around the clock to meet our needs for over ten years now. The solutions offered by Jettainer have contributed to our success in continuously improving and optimising Etihad Cargo’s ULD fleet, which has enabled us to reduce costs and gain efficiencies. As the market has evolved, so has Etihad Cargo, and we are confident Jettainer can continue to support us in delivering world-class services to our partners and customers.”
Jettainer’s chief sales officer Thorsten Riekert commented: “It’s important to us that we embrace innovation and digitalisation. That’s why we are equipping our customers’ ULD fleets with tracking technology where it is meaningful – and that’s exactly what we’ve seen at Etihad Cargo. Our longstanding partnership and our recent contract extension with Etihad Cargo confirms that we work well together and further motivates us to continue offering outstanding service and achieve additional growth together in the future.”