Unit load device (ULD) management company Jettainer has celebrated its 15th anniversary and 60 years of the ULD with a specially designed container.
The Lufthansa Cargo subsidiary is sending a visual container around the world for the 60th anniversary of the air freight container. Standardised pallets and containers were first introduced in 1959 to optimise loading and unloading.
The journey starts on 7 March in Frankfurt and it will be flown to Singapore, where the IATA World Cargo Symposium is taking place next week. There, Jettainer will celebrate its 15th anniversary.
Jettainer manages the ULD fleets of more than 20 customers. “We have won many customers in the last 15 years and have not yet lost a single one. For us, this lasting loyalty is the perfect proof of our service,” said head of marketing and PR, Martin Kraemer.
Innovations in the ULD steering software as well as in the container hardware have led to significant increases in efficiency and contribute to more fuel-efficiency and eco-friendliness.
Jettainer’s IT infrastructure, JettWare, incorporates an artificial intelligence to support ULD controllers in their work. Technologies for geo-localization of ULDs are successfully in use. Further developments continue to provide improvements.
The ULD Black Box is currently being tested as a device that can measure and register damages. This will lead to a further increase in the efficiency of ULD fleets.
“The development, especially in the area of damage prevention, offers a great opportunity for further improvements. The 15th anniversary of Jettainer and the 60th anniversary of the ULD clearly show that ULD management is an innovative industry and that the potential is far from exhausted,” added Kraemer.