Jettainer and VRR reach air horse stall milestone
17 / 02 / 2023
Left to right: Ben Lakerveld, sales manager, VRR; Frank Mühlenkamp, director global operations, Jettainer; Abedin Dula, account manager, VRR; Marcus Bezold, head of global handling performance Management, Lufthansa Cargo AG, Adeliya Sofina, manager strategic procurement, Jettainer. Photo: VRR
Jettainer has received its 100th air horse stall from ULD manufacturer VRR to mark more than a decade of business collaboration.
Until 2019, Jettainer bought mainly HMJ stalls from VRR. It then switched to the collapsible version, which can be folded for lower-deck transportation on return flights. Most of Jettainer’s horse stalls are leased to its parent company, Lufthansa Cargo, which provides individualised transportation for live animals.
The designs of VRR’s air horse stalls rely heavily on input from equine transporters, and Lufthansa Cargo is a key collaborator.
VRR said the airline’s experience in transporting horses by air has helped it engineer containers like the HMR and HML.
“We feel very proud that Jettainer is still coming to VRR for its containers after more than a decade of doing business,” says Ben Lakerveld, sales manager of VRR. “They deliver top-of-the-line services so we have to deliver top-of-the-line containers. To do so, we also have to keep listening and innovating.”
Marcus Bezold, head of global handling performance management at Lufthansa Cargo, said: “Every year, our customers fly a four-digit number of horses to all corners of the world.
“We appreciate Jettainer and VRR’s horse container solutions because they guarantee comfortable travel with minimum stress and maximum safety.”
Frank Mühlenkamp, director global operations at Jettainer, added: “The collaboration with VRR is exceptional and their products meet latest standards. What we like about the collapsible horse stall is that it cuts down the cost of empty ULD repositioning without compromising the well-being of the horses. It really helps us and our customers maximise fleet utilisation.”