Unilode Awarded ULD Management Contract for Korean Air
The world’s leading global provider of outsourced Unit Load Device (ULD) management and repair solutions, Unilode Aviation Solutions, recently announced that one of the world’s leading airlines and a founding member of SkyTeam, Korean Air, has awarded them the management contract for their entire fleet of more than 16,000 containers and pallets.
The new 5-year agreement is one of the largest ULD management partnerships in the sector, due to the scale of the project Unilode will setup a regional ULD management office at Korean Air’s hub in Incheon and the takeover of Korean Air’s existing ULD maintenance and repair facilities at Incheon International Airport.
CEO of Unilode, Benoît Dumont, said, “We are proud to announce such a major ULD management agreement and are honored to be entering into this long-term partnership with Korean Air. Unilode’s customer-centric way of doing business and meeting its customers’ needs with tailored services and innovative solutions is at the heart of everything we do, and we continue to work hard to provide all our customers with continuous and long-term value. Unilode’s digital transformation program with the state-of-the-art product, hardware and software solutions will further enhance the value of Unilode’s services and will play an important part in our customers’ efforts to drive excellence in their own operations. We are delighted to be able to offer the full portfolio of Unilode’s solutions to Korean Air and look forward to being at its service for many years to come.”
Senior Vice President Head of Cargo Business Division for Korean Air, Mr. Samsug Noh had this to say about the new agreement, “One of the main drivers in Korean Air’s decision to outsource the management of its entire ULD operations was to be able to reduce ULD imbalances in Korean Air’s global network of more than 100 destinations, for which Unilode’s ULD pooling model provided the best solution. Unilode’s proven expertise in all aspects of ULD operations has convinced Korean Air that entrusting Unilode with the management of the entire ULD fleet, including cool containers, horse stalls and accessories will optimize our operations and reduce our repair-related costs. The value of Unilode’s ULD management solutions will be further strengthened by its digital transformation program, which will increase visibility, efficiency and transparency in the supply chain, enabling Korean Air to enhance service delivery to its own customers. We are pleased to award the ULD management agreement to Unilode and look forward to a successful partnership.”