CHEP and Cargolux extend their successful ULD management partnership until 2020

March 23, 2016

Cargolux, Europe’s largest all-cargo airline, and CHEP Aerospace Solutions, the leading global provider of outsourced Unit Load Device (ULD) pooling and repair solutions, have signed an early extension of their agreement to continue their ULD management partnership until 2020.

Cargolux is one of CHEP’s largest customers, operating 26 Boeing 747 freighters and over 12,000 ULDs, which they plan to increase to 17,000 units in the next few years. CHEP has been partnering with Cargolux since 2009, providing the containers and pallets necessary to move 900,000 tonnes of freight a year to over 90 destinations.

Cargolux’s Director, Global Logistics Services, Franco Nanna, said: “In the past seven years, our airline has grown significantly, and during our partnership, CHEP has always proven its ability to flexibly adjust our monthly ULD stock in line with our cargo demand. The availability of the right unit at the right time and in the right place is critical to our business and we’ve found a strategic partner who can provide us with service excellence and peace of mind for ULD availability. We are pleased to be able to continue our partnership with CHEP.”

CHEP Aerospace Solutions President, Dr. Ludwig Bertsch, said: “We are very proud that we have extended our partnership with one of Europe’s largest and most renowned airlines, and from next year, also look forward to supplying ULDs for the entire Cargolux Group’s flights. Cargolux is a valued partner who has also played an important part in supporting many of our innovation initiatives including the trial of lightweight pallets and CanTrack™, our container tracking device. We are delighted to be given the opportunity to continue our successful partnership and look forward to our future together.”    

Further information:

Moa Sigurdardottir
Head of Corporate Communications
Tel: +352 4211 3635

Melinda Ferreira
Manager, Marketing
CHEP Aerospace Solutions
Tel: +41 43 255 4150


Cargolux, Europe’s largest all-cargo airline is based in Luxembourg and operates a modern fleet of B747-400 and 747-8F freighters on a worldwide network, covering 90 destinations. The company has more than 85 offices in over 50 countries and also offers an extensive trucking network in Europe and the US as well as charter and aircraft maintenance services. Cargolux employs more than 1,800 staff worldwide. For further information, please visit

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 420 airports, 14 regional offices and 48 certified repair stations, supported by more than 550 colleagues. CHEP Aerospace Solutions is part of Brambles Limited. For further information, please visit and