Cargolux, Europe’s largest all-cargo airline, has entered an agreement to have CHEP Aerospace Solutions manage its cargo containers through 2017.
Cargolux and CHEP, which previously operated as Unitpool, started their partnership in 2009. CHEP manages pools of air cargo containers, known as unit load devices or ULDs, for numerous airlines.
“Three years ago, when we made the strategic decision to outsource the management of our entire fleet of over 11,000 ULDs, we expected that pooling our ULDs would deliver tangible service and financial benefits. As a matter of fact, our expectations in terms of operational quality, service level and financial benefits have been exceeded,” said Henrik Ambak, Cargolux’s vice president of ground services and commercial information technology, in a statement.
The Luxumbourg-based carrier operates a fleet of Boeing 747-400 and 747-8 freighters on a worldwide network, covering 90 destinations.