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Jettainer & Lufthansa Industry Solutions are Working Towards Creating ‘Intelligent’ ULDs

Jettainer is cooperating in the development of a digital container with the IT experts at Lufthansa Industry Solutions, with the aim of the working relationship being to create an ‘intelligent’ ULD container.

This next-generation ULD should be possible to be located and tracked at any time and the unit should be able to measure temperature changes, shocks and other external factors independently and provide information about its state. Lufthansa Industry Solutions has a great deal of experience with tracking technologies; they have proven very accurate in tracking special tools in production shops, for example. This same precision is now to be used in developing digital containers too, and other functions will then be gradually added.

press event Jettainer and Lufthansa

Photo (from left to right): Ralf Struckmeier, Vice President Logistics of Lufthansa Industry Solutions; Carsten Hernig, Managing Director of Jettainer GmbH; Martin Kraemer, Head of Marketing & PR of Jettainer GmbH; Pieter Huyghens, Project Head Air Cargo Handling of Brussels Airlines

The new ‘intelligent’ ULD should accelerate maintenance and control procedures, while at the same time increasing the level of transparency making it easier to determine who was responsible for any damage to the ULD. This in turn should motivate companies to use the units with greater care and will lead to less damage.

“The intelligent container will ensure greater transparency within the process chain in future. We’re deliberately breaking new ground here in order to make our services for customers even more efficient in future,” says Carsten Hernig, Managing Director of Jettainer GmbH.