LAN Cargo to improve operational efficiency with CHEP Aerospace Solutions
LAN Cargo, the largest air cargo carrier in Latin America, and CHEP Aerospace Solutions, the outsourced ULD management and repair solutions provider, have signed an agreement for the repair and maintenance of LAN Cargo’s fleet of cargo containers and pallets at Miami International Airport.
The agreement will enable LAN Cargo to benefit from CHEP’s comprehensive repair solutions including access to CHEP’s proprietary repair management software, ACTIS, at LAN Cargo’s hub stations. ACTIS has been employed at 29 repair stations owned and managed by CHEP, in addition to several subcontracted repair shops across the globe, and provides CHEP’s customers with real-time insight into the repair status of their assets.
LAN Cargo Operational Support Senior Manager, Orlando Gaete, said: “We are pleased to have entered into this agreement with CHEP as the guaranteed quality and airworthiness of our cargo equipment will enable us to strengthen our position in Miami. We also appreciate that CHEP’s repair management software ACTIS will provide us with full visibility on parts usage, labour costs and repair turnaround times. As we work towards our corporate goals to improve operational efficiency and further reduce CO2 emission, repairing our damaged ULDs in the United States rather than shipping them back to South America will help us increase cargo capacity and reduce fuel burn and carbon emission. We are confident that CHEP is the right partner for our needs and look forward to our cooperation.”
CHEP Aerospace Solutions President, Dr. Ludwig Bertsch, said: “We are delighted to welcome LAN Cargo to our ever-expanding portfolio of global repair and ULD management customers, and are committed to providing high quality of repair service with improved asset utilisation and increased flexibility that will enable LAN Cargo to focus on its core business of flying cargo. Our recent contract wins with renowned airlines including Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines and Air France demonstrates the value of our asset management expertise and global repair network and we look forward to our new partnership with LAN Cargo.”
LATAM Airlines Group S.A. (www.latamairlinesgroup.net) is the new name given to LAN Airlines S.A. as a result of its association with TAM S.A. LATAM Airlines Group S.A. now includes LAN Airlines and its affiliates in Peru, Argentina, Colombia and Ecuador, and LAN Cargo and its affiliates, as well as TAM S.A. and its subsidiaries TAM Linhas Aereas S.A., including its business units TAM Transportes Aereos del Mercosur S.A., TAM Airlines (Paraguay) and Multiplus S.A.
This association creates one of the largest airline groups in the world in terms of network connections, providing passenger transport services to about 150 destinations in 22 countries and cargo services to about 169 destinations in 27 countries, with a fleet of 310 aircraft. In total, LATAM Airlines Group S.A. has more than 51,000 employees and its shares are traded in Santiago, as well as on the New York Stock Exchange, in the form of ADRs, and Sao Paulo Stock Exchange, in the form of BDRs.
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CHEP Aerospace Solutions, headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, manages the world’s largest independent ULD fleet and owns the largest global network for the maintenance and repair of ULDs and galley carts. The company focuses on the outsourced management and associated services for aviation containers, pallets and inflight food service equipment. CHEP Aerospace Solutions serves over 80 airlines through a network of more than 380 airports, 14 regional offices and 49 certified repair stations, supported by more than 550 colleagues. CHEP Aerospace Solutions is part of Brambles Limited. For further information, please visit www.chep.com/aerospace.
Brambles Limited (ASX:BXB) is a supply-chain logistics company operating in more than 50 countries, primarily through the CHEP and IFCO brands. The Group specialises in the pooling of unit-load equipment and associated services, focusing on the outsourced management of pallets, crates and containers. Brambles primarily serves the consumer goods, dry grocery, fresh food, retail and general manufacturing supply chains. In addition, the Group operates specialist businesses serving the automotive, aviation and oil & gas sectors. Brambles employs more than 14,000 people and owns more than 470 million pallets, crates and containers through a network of approximately 850 service centres. For further information, please visit www.brambles.com.