CHEP Aerospace Announces Extensions for Cargolux and SAS

CHEP and Cargolux extend their successful ULD management partnership until 2020
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.
“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,” stated Cargolux’s Director, Global Logistics Services, Franco Nanna. “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.”
“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,” added CHEP Aerospace Solutions President, Dr. Ludwig Bertsch. “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.”
SAS to extend partnership and transition to lightweight containers with CHEP
SAS, the largest airline group in Scandinavia,  is also extending its ULD management partnership with CHEP Aerospace for a further five years with added sustainability benefits included as part of the new agreement.
SAS has already made significant progress towards achieving its long-term sustainability goal but with CHEP’s new lightweight containers, they will be even closer. SAS has chosen to use CHEP’s 65kg containers which are over 20 percent lighter than its existing units and are a perfect match for its modern fuel-efficient aircraft fleet. SAS will save over 13,000 tonnes of CO2 during the five-year term of the new agreement with CHEP.
“You should never change a winning team, so the decision to extend our ULD management partnership with CHEP wasn’t a difficult one,” said SAS’s Head of Network and Revenue Management, Kenneth Fuhrmann. “We have been very satisfied with CHEP’s services, people and global network in the past five years, and are pleased the new agreement will enable us to use lightweight containers. CHEP’s smart pooling model with significant synergies, network overlaps and repair shop in Copenhagen increases our cost savings and CO2 reduction and we look forward to our continued partnership.”
“SAS is a valued customer who regards CHEP as a strategic partner, able and willing to help achieve corporate targets,” noted CHEP Aerospace Solutions President, Dr. Ludwig Bertsch. “SAS’s commitment to the highest service standards towards its passengers and cargo customers requires the same business culture from its partners, and we are pleased to have met SAS’s expectations.”