Jettainer has become one of the first signees to support the ULD Care Code of Conduct, intended to reduce damage and improve safety.
The “Ten Rules of ULDs” intend to reduce preventable damage to airfreight containers and pallets through raising awareness, as proper handling of loading equipment could save the industry millions in annual repair costs.
The recommendations include information on proper loading, adequate transport and the exclusive use of intact containers, with ULDs being perceived as important components of airfreight transport, which are largely responsible for load securing.
Jettainer director of global operations, Frank Muehlenkamp who is also a ULD Care board member, says: “The ULD Care Code of Conduct is an important step towards raising awareness of this topic within the industry. We fully support these efforts and are pursuing further approaches to reduce avoidable damage, for example through our JettCare programme.”
Through its JettCare programme, Jettainer has trained several thousand ground handling employees worldwide in a specially designed ULD-X-Perts training course.
ULD Care was started as a committee of IATA in 1971 and has been working independently since 2011, and is committed to establishing regulations and awareness for handling of ULDs.