One year after being presented on the ULD Care Conference last year, Jettainer’s “Lucky ULD” has completed 86 flights passing though 18 countries without being damaged.
Lucky’s global tour was to highlight the need to handle ULDs with care, as improper handling causes millions of dollars of avoidable damage a year. During the journey, Lucky was cordially received at all destinations and served as a photo motif, drawing attention to the golden rules of ULD handling.
Frank Mühlenkamp, director of global operations at Jettainer and ULD Care board member says: “Putting huge emphasis on the proper handling of ULDs as well as training and qualifying the staff adequately is the key influencing factor to prevent damage from happening. In this way, it is possible to save repair costs and keep the assets in service.”
Bob Rogers, vice president of ULD Care says: “We are very pleased to see that this test run with Jettainer turned out so positively. It becomes evident that our rules actually have a very positive impact on the handling of ULDs and consequently on the reduction of repair costs.”
Jettainer has been training ULD-X-Perts, with a focus on ground staff handling and storing ULDs properly.
The ULD management company has also entered into a co-operation with Airport College International, offering training courses for airline employees, ground handling agents and freight forwarders to use ULDs correctly and reduce damage.
Pertti Mero, Airport College International CEO says: “We believe that this cooperation provides us a unique possibility to work closely with Jettainer to promote and sell our online unit load device operations training courses.”