Jettainer was chosen by CMA CGM AIR CARGO, the cargo airline of the CMA CGM Group, to deliver unit load device (ULD) management and maintenance services under a five-year contract.
Jettainer will provide and manage a dedicated fleet of ULDs, primarily pallets, for CMA CGM.
The cargo airline, launched in March last year, operates a fleet of four Airbus A330-200F and two recently acquired Boeing 777F aircraft. The logistics integrator plans to grow its air fleet to 12 aircraft by 2026.
Jettainer said CMA CGM AIR CARGO will benefit from its monitoring and the high quality of location data, which allows it to know where the ULDs have remained, even if they are with the forwarder and not in the immediate presence of the airline.
This will ensure pallets are available in sufficient quantities even for charter flights at short notice, the ULD service provider said.
On the sidelines of the World Cargo Symposium last week, Jettainer announced plans to expand its presence in Asia Pacific by 2023 with regional teams focused on Singapore and Hong Kong as main gateways.
“We currently manage a fleet of more than 100,000 ULDs. In perspective, the amount could double – especially due to growth in the Asia-Pacific region,” said Thomas Sonntag, managing director of Jettainer.
Airlines have recognized the value of ULDs and the need to manage them efficiently: The time is right for ULD outsourcing,” Sonntag noted.