Jettainer opens ULD logistics centre at Frankfurt Airport

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Jettainer has opened a logistics centre at Frankfurt Airport.

The company manages unit load devices (ULDs) for various airlines and says JettHub FRA, as it will be known, “guarantees immediate availability of efficient ULD handling, maintenance and repair services” at Germany’s largest air traffic hub.

Jettainer explains that around 750,000 units a year can be moved at the site, which covers an area of 17,000 square metres and it can host up to 9,000 containers and pallets at the same time.

JettHub is directly linked to the apron by a 24/7 security gate. To manage stocks efficiently and transparently, Jettainer has developed its own software, which is directly connected to the company’s IT platform.

The logistics centre is operated by handling counts GmbH, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lufthansa Cargo.

Jettainer managing director, Carsten Hernig, says: “With the continuous development of our JettHub, we have created a solid foundation for managing the world’s largest ULD fleet at our home base.

“Moreover, we are on course for further growth at one of the most important airports in the world, which the majority of our customers as well as numerous other airlines use on a regular basis.”

Deufol Airport Services, an aeronautical company that has moved into JettHub as part of its cooperation with Jettainer will look after the servicing and repair of containers and pallets.

In May, Jettainer announced it was taking over the management of ULDs for Thomas Cook Airlines UK and Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia.

In 2014, the company grew by 10 per cent, and also manages ULDs for Lufthansa Cargo, Etihad Airways, Jet Airways, American Airlines Cargo, Air Astana and other carriers.