Air Caraïbes Atlantique signs ULD management agreement with CHEP

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Air Caraïbes Atlantique has chosen CHEP Aerospace Solutions to supply and manage containers and pallets for its growing aircraft fleet.

The transatlantic carrier of the French Caribbean currently operates five Airbus A330 aircraft and will shortly be adding three A350s to fly to transatlantic destinations for Air Caraïbes Atlantique and its recently launched French Blue brand.

The new four-year agreement with CHEP includes the supply of containers and pallets for these new aircraft and transition of the existing container fleet to CHEP’s lightweight containers within the first year.

Air Caraïbes Atlantique chief executive officer, Marc Rochet says: “With the introduction of our new fleet and network growth, we were looking for opportunities to make our operations more efficient whilst reducing costs, enhancing performance and supporting our commitment to sustainability.

“We were already considering the purchase of lightweight containers to better our fuel efficiency, and upon evaluating the different options available in the market, we concluded that CHEP’s ULD management solutions provided the best mix in terms of assets, global expertise and the lowest overall costs base with the maximum value. The company has been highly recommended by our codeshare partner and long-time CHEP customer, and we look forward to our partnership.”

CHEP Aerospace Solutions president, Dr. Ludwig Bertsch adds the group’s ULD needs will double during the partnership and it looks forward to supporting their growth.

He adds: “The airlines’ destinations also present a great opportunity for increasing the synergies in our network as the overlap of airports enables the most economic and efficient use of ULDs to the benefit of our customers.

“We welcome our 40th ULD management customer to CHEP’s ever-growing portfolio and are pleased with our newly established partnership.”