ACL Airshop ends 2018 with strategic expansion


ACL Airshop has finished 2018, its 35th anniversary year with transformative technology investments and strategic expansions at over half the world’s top cargo airports.

Since early 2016, ACL Airshop has doubled its global operating footprint with air cargo support at 51 hubs on six continents.

The three main gateways are at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Hong Kong International Airport.

The largest operations centre is near Schiphol, and is ACL’s head office for international ULD fleet logistics and leasing.

The company’s supply chain has expanded and includes manufacturing resources and alliances in South Carolina, USA; Germany; China and Taiwan; and a new factory is under construction in Greenville, South Carolina.

ACL Airshop has advanced its proprietary systems known as ULD Control for clients’ ULD fleet management, ACL Repair Software, QR and bar-coded ULDs, and is using Bluetooth technology for real-time tracking and tracing of ULDs.

Jos Jacobsen, managing director global leasing and chief technology officer says: “More and more airlines and cargo clients are asking us about combining ULD Control with Bluetooth tagging, which yields even better efficiencies. We provide the best tools for our clients by continuously investing in technology.”

CEO Steve Townes adds: “Technology investments are a centrepiece of our strategic plans. We are achieving a remarkable positive transformation on behalf of over 200 airlines who look to ACL Airshop as an effective partner for ULD logistics expertise.”