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  July 4th, 2022 | Written by

Etihad Cargo Renews its Contract With Jettainer

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Jettainer has been awarded a five-year contract by Etihad Cargo and will continue to provide and manage unit load devices (ULDs) for the carrier. The global leader has managed and maintained Etihad Cargo’s customized ULD fleet since 2011.

For over a decade, Jettainer has helped to deliver significant efficiency gains for the United Arab Emirates’ national carrier, ensuring the uninterrupted availability of ULDs even in challenging times. Following a comprehensive analysis that identified business development opportunities for the airline, the ULD expert will digitalize Etihad Cargo’s entire ULD fleet and equip it with Bluetooth low energy (BLE) tags.

The partnership between Etihad Cargo and Jettainer took flight in 2011 with the global management of the ULD fleet used by the United Arab Emirates’ national airline. Over the past decade, the two partners have carried out a series of digital transformation projects and launched innovation initiatives to achieve continuous improvements in processes and quality.

Jettainer is now taking the partnership one step further after comprehensive analysis on the requirements of Etihad Cargo and its customer and is equipping the airline’s entire ULD fleet with Bluetooth low energy (BLE) tags. The tags will enable Etihad Cargo to collect and use meaningful data for its business development and further automate processes.

The companies have also consistently strengthened their partnership and expanded the range of services. This includes deploying an Abu Dhabi based operating team, using lightweight containers and rolling out Jettainer’s cool&fly service during the pandemic to streamline processes, reduce costs and contribute to both companies’ sustainability roadmap. By bringing the vast majority of ULD services together at a single source, Jettainer optimizes processes, ensures swift and seamless communication and delivers cost savings for the airline.

About Jettainer GmbH

With approximately 100,000 Unit Load Devices (ULDs) in 500 locations worldwide, the global leader Jettainer operates the world`s most efficient ULD fleet.

Through its unique combination of dedicated teams and leading IT landscape, using big data and artificial intelligence, the industry expert guarantees steering and positioning as well as maintenance and repair with 100% availability of containers and pallets. A strong partner and independent repair network, close to the customer’s processes, completes Jettainer’s global setup with local presence.

Meaningful innovation and digitization for highest efficiency at lowest cost are key for the transparency driver. Its continuously enhanced service and product portfolio is complemented with ULD leasing services, cool management and temperature chain solutions.

Jettainer GmbH is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lufthansa Cargo AG.

 About Etihad Cargo

Etihad Cargo is the cargo and logistics arm of the Etihad Aviation Group. Since its establishment in 2004, Etihad Cargo has grown rapidly to become one of the leading air cargo carriers in the world, offering customers a range of cargo products and services to five major continents. Its hub in Abu Dhabi is strategically located at the centre of the worlds’ busiest trade lanes, providing an integral link between Asia, Europe, North America, Australia and Africa.

In addition to general cargo, Etihad Cargo offers a wide range of specialty products including live animals, dangerous good, valuables and vulnerables, personal effects, as well as its market leading cold chain products (the latter holding IATA’s stringent Centre of Excellence for Independent Validators certifications for both Pharmaceutical Logistics as well as Perishables Logistics).

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