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.”