Jettainer chosen by CMA CGM AIR CARGO for its ULD expertise


Jettainer was chosen by CMA CGM AIR CARGO, the cargo airline of the CMA CGM Group, a global player in sea, land, air and logistics solutions, to deliver unit load device (ULD) management and maintenance services. The global ULD management leader will provide global positioning, management, maintenance, and repair services for the fleet of a few thousand ULDs under a five-year contract. In addition, CMA CGM AIR CARGO also benefits from Jettainer’s monitoring and high-quality location data so that the ULDs find their way from their forwarders back to the cargo airline and are thus always available, even for short-term charter flights.

Launched in March 2021, CMA CGM AIR CARGO is a French cargo airline designed to complement the overall suite of transportation and logistics solutions offered by the CMA CGM Group, a global player in sea, land, air and logistics solutions. CMA CGM AIR CARGO operates a modern and long-range capacity fleet of four Airbus A330-200F, complemented by two recently acquired Boeing 777F aircraft, which will grow up to 12 aircraft by 2026.


Altogether, Jettainer will provide and manage a dedicated fleet of a few thousand ULDs, primarily pallets, for CMA CGM AIR CARGO. By deploying Jettainer’s professional management service and most advanced steering technology that meets the airline’s high standards in the IT landscape, the industry expert will make ULD fleet operation even more efficient and create greater transparency along the entire value chain. This and the high quality of the location data also allow Jettainer to know where the ULDs have remained, even if they are with the forwarder and not in the immediate presence of the airline. In this way, Jettainer can ensure that CMA CGM AIR CARGO pallets are available in sufficient quantities, even for charter flights at short notice. Furthermore, high transparency and process expertise also enable Jettainer to optimize repair handling. This, and access to Jettainer’s global repair network, can ensure operational stability, reduce lead times, and avoid unnecessary positioning.

Thomas Sonntag, Managing Director of Jettainer GmbH, remarked: “With our global team and integrated and intelligent IT solutions, we can offer the most efficient ULD management service, guaranteeing the availability of ULDs, reducing costs and additionally contributing to more transparency in the value chain. We are pleased to be able to support CMA CGM AIR CARGO’s ambitious growth plans with our ULD service.”

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