AirBridgeCargo extends ULD management partnership

March 14, 2013

AirBridgeCargo, the largest Russian cargo airline and part of the Volga-Dnepr Group of Companies, and CHEP Aerospace Solutions have agreed to extend their Unit Load Device (ULD) management and outsourcing agreement until mid-2018.

CHEP Aerospace Solutions supplies and manages more than 5,000 ULDs, predominantly cargo pallets, each month on AirBridgeCargo’s scheduled routes between Russia, Asia, Europe and North America, and for its charter operations to multiple destinations worldwide. CHEP also provides AirBridgeCargo with other types of non-mainstream ULDs from its global pool of over 55,000 ULDs.

AirBridgeCargo Operations Director, Alexander Lapin, said: “Our long-term partnership with CHEP proves its value in our reduced ULD operational expenditure and continuous peak performance that ultimately benefits our customers. As we work on further enhancing our service quality we are confident that we’ve found the right partner in CHEP for all our ULD needs. We look forward to our continued partnership with CHEP.”

CHEP Aerospace Solutions President, Dr Ludwig Bertsch, said: “AirBridgeCargo is well-known in the industry for its commitment to excellence and we are proud that it recognises the value of our ULD solutions by extending our partnership for another five-year period. We have several all-cargo carriers in our pool of 30 airline customers, whose service delivery greatly depends on the guaranteed availability of the right ULDs in the right place at the right time. Our global maintenance and repair network of 50 stations provides further value-added solutions that also translate into reduced fuel costs and CO2 emissions. As fuel accounts for almost half the global expenses of cargo carriers and the aviation industry has set ambitious targets to reduce carbon emission, this is an important factor to consider.”