Unilode Aviation Solutions, the global leader in outsourced Unit Load Device (ULD) management and repair solutions, and Air Canada, one of Unilode’s largest customers, have extended their ULD management agreement for another seven-year term.
Air Canada has been partnering with Unilode for the supply and management of aviation containers and pallets since 2012. Air Canada has chosen to continue with Unilode’s pooled ULD management model as this has proven to give them the highest flexibility for their operations in addition to cost-saving opportunities and pooling synergy benefits. The partnership will be enhanced with the roll-out of Unilode’s IATA Air Cargo Innovation Award-winning digitalisation solution to Air Canada’s ULD fleet.
Mr. Tim Strauss, Air Canada Vice President, Cargo, said: “In the past seven years of our partnership with Unilode, Air Canada has grown significantly and Unilode’s continuous support and outstanding service for ULD management and repairs has enabled us to focus on our business and customers. In today’s challenging cargo environment airlines need flexibility, agility and consistency, and Unilode’s ULD management solutions help us deliver service excellence to our loyal customer base. Digitalisation is at the heart of everything we do at Air Canada Cargo, and Unilode’s digital solution will become a seamless part of our operations and an enabler to provide innovative and value-added services to our customers.”
Mr. Benoît Dumont, Unilode CEO, said: “We are proud to have been Air Canada’s ULD management partner since 2012 during a significant period of growth for the airline and are happy with the trust given for a continuing long-standing partnership. Air Canada has been a supporter of Unilode’s digital solution from day one and has been very cooperative in testing the technology in the early stages of development. The roll-out of the digital solution throughout Air Canada’s network, as part of Unilode’s overall digitalisation program, is progressing fast, and we look forward to providing Air Canada with the benefits of a digital ULD fleet for many years to come.”