Cathay and CHEP in ULD management deal

CHEP Aerospace Solutions has signed a five-year agreement to supply and manage Cathay Pacific’s ULD fleet and pallet accessories.
The independent provider of outsourced ULD and galley cart services will acquire Cathay Pacific’s fleet of 25,000 ULDs, converting the majority to modern composite units weighing 58 kg, and supply a fleet of lightweight containers.
CHEP will supply Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific with a dedicated fleet of branded, lightweight containers. The five-year renewable agreement will also leverage CHEP’s pooling system with the cross-utilisation of pallet assets with existing customers, including AirBridgeCargo, Air Canada and Cargolux.
Cathay Pacific director cargo, James Woodrow, said: "Our teams have gone through a thorough review of the different possible ways to optimise the management of our ULD fleet.
“CHEP have demonstrated their capability to meet our operational requirements. They have offered a tailor-made solution enabling Cathay Pacific to achieve substantial benefits. We also expect efficiency gains in our operations, as well as quickly modernising our fleet of ULDs."
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