Jettainer and Etihad Cargo have renewed their ULD management partnership for another 5 years, maintaining a relationship which started in 2011.

Over the decade, the partners have carried out digital projects and launched innovation initiatives, and these are being taken one step further by equipping Etihad Cargo’s entire ULD fleet with Bluetooth low energy (BLE) tags.

The tags will collect data for Etihad Cargo to manage its business development and further automate processes.

The companies have strengthened their partnership including deploying an Abu Dhabi-based operating team, using lightweight containers and rolling out Jettainer’s cool&fly services during the pandemic to streamline processes, reduce costs and improve sustainability.

Thomas Schürmann, Head of Cargo Operations and Delivery at Etihad Cargo, says, “The Jettainer team has been offering us reliable and innovative services around the clock to meet our needs for over ten years now. The solutions offered by Jettainer have contributed to our success in continuously improving and optimising Etihad Cargo’s ULD fleet, which has enabled us to reduce costs and gain efficiencies. As the market has evolved, so has Etihad Cargo, and we are confident Jettainer can continue to support us in delivering world-class services to our partners and customers.”

Thorsten Riekert, Chief Sales Officer at Jettainer, adds, “Our longstanding partnership and our recent contract extension with Etihad Cargo confirms that we work well together and further motivates us to continue offering outstanding service and achieve additional growth together in the future.”