ULD management and repair company Unilode Aviation Solutions and ground handler dnata have signed an agreement to equip all dnata warehouses with Unilode Bluetooth readers to enhance the efficiency of ULD operations in their global network.

Unilode's IATA award-winning digital solution transmits data on the geolocation of the ULDs and can share other relevant information, including temperature, humidity, shock and light, using digital ULD tags and a network of Bluetooth readers and mobile devices.

Guillaume Crozier, dnata's Divisional Vice President for Operations and Product Development, said: "We are delighted to partner with Unilode to deliver more value for our customers by taking advantage of the latest technologies. Unilode's innovative solutions will further increase our digital footprint and help us efficiently manage and track ULDs across our operations. We continue to enhance training, processes and technology to provide the best possible services to our customers."

Unilode is already digitalising its entire fleet of 140,000 ULDs with its Bluetooth tags and reader infrastructure in over 250 locations worldwide. CEO Benoît Dumont highlights that the agreement with dnata will help to accelerate the creation of its digital ecosystem, increasing ULD visibility, data accuracy and asset stock control. “We look forward to partnering with dnata in Unilode's innovative digital journey," he commented.