SAS Cargo and Unilode Aviation Solutions have extended their ULD management partnership for a further five-year term until 2026.
Unilode and SAS Cargo have been partnering since 2011 for ULD management and repair services. The renewed agreement will see Unilode supply containers and pallets from its pooled ULD fleet and continue to provide maintenance and repair services at SAS Cargo’s hub in Copenhagen and other stations in Unilode’s global MRO network.
SAS Cargo will use Unilode’s digital ULD track & trace solutions, and trial the Connect service package that includes provision of temperature, humidity, shock and light data and alerts.
Max Knagge, president and CEO, SAS Cargo Group, said: “We have built a strong relationship with Unilode over the years. Unilode’s pooled fleet significantly increases month-to-month ULD flexibility, enabling us to pay only for the ULDs we need, which is critically important in volatile market situations and during a pandemic. This will also help us reduce our ULD-related spend. In the years ahead we see great opportunity for growth and continued success through our partnership with Unilode.”
Babak Yazdani, managing director ULD Solutions, Unilode, added: “We are proud to have been a long-term trusted partner for SAS Cargo in the past 10 years. This is the second renewal of our ULD management agreement, which is a testament to the mutually beneficial collaborative relationships we build with our customers. We are committed to further strengthening our partnership and supporting SAS Cargo’s business with innovative solutions that enable them to identify new revenue streams. SAS Cargo has a strong sustainability agenda to reduce carbon emissions and we are pleased Unilode’s sustainable pooling model contributes to their efforts.”