ACE: Etihad extends ULD deal with Jettainer to 2021

Etihad Cargo senior vice president, David Kerr (left), with Jettainer managing director, Carsten Hernig (right)

Etihad Cargo has extended its unit load device (ULD) management with Jettainer until 2021, and so-called ‘smart-ULDs’ will also be introduced in that time.

The smart-ULDs autonomously provide information about the container’s position, temperature and maintenance status and Etihad Cargo will be the first airline for the new containers, which are fitted with GPS for constant traceability.

Jettainer says the higher transparency leads to benefits for customers including quality assurance.

Etihad Cargo senior vice president, David Kerr says: “Etihad Cargo is delighted to continue our relationship with Jettainer, which has proved to be a great partner over the past five years. The renewal of our agreement is testament to our strong collaboration, and will ensure our customers continue to enjoy a consistent delivery of products and services.”

Jettainer managing director, Carsten Hernig adds: “The cooperation with Etihad Cargo has turned Abu Dhabi into one of our most important hubs. The trust we’ve now been given is a confirmation of our work and an incentive to continue to convince through our best service in the future.”

Hernig also says: “Furthermore, Etihad Cargo, as an innovative and growing airline, is an ideal partner to go live with our smart ULDs.”