Silk Way West signs five-year ULD deal with ACL Airshop

By Damian Brett

Silk Way West Airlines has confirmed a five-year ULD agreement extension with provider ACL Airshop.

ACL Airshop has been a service partner with other airline units of Silk Way Holding for more than 10 years.

The two companies are working on introducing Bluetooth technology to the airline’s ULDs for the real-time tracking of cargo.

“That, combined with ACL’s global operations center in Amsterdam and network-wide ‘ULD Control’ programmes and the innovative FindMyULD mobile App all operate together for better utilisation rates and cost efficiencies for Silk Way,” ACL said.

“We pursue a lean and agile business strategy. Continuous improvement in ULD logistics is one of our strategic priorities. It contributes directly to the bottom line while facilitating top-line growth,” said Emile Khasanshin, vice president global cargo operations for Silk Way West Airlines.

“ACL Airshop has saved us well-into seven figures in new fleet-wide efficiencies. We seek supplier partners who can meet our rigorous cost expectations and flexibility requirements, demonstrate smart usage of the latest technologies, as well as customer-oriented business processes.”

“We remain committed to helping Silk Way West Airlines grow their global cargo network. And we salute their admirable step-up in worldwide activity to counter the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic. Large air freighters have stepped in to offset the grounded belly-load capacities of many passenger fleets,” added Steve Townes, chairman of ACL Airshop.

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