SAS Cargo extends ULD deal with Unilode

SAS Cargo has extended its unit load device (ULD) partnership with Unilode Aviation Solutions by five years, up to 2026.

Through the extended deal, which has been in place since 2011, Unilode will continue to provide ULD management and repair services for the Scandinavian carrier at its Copenhagen hub — as well as at Unilode’s MRO stations .

Unilode will also continue to supply SAS Cargo with containers and pallets from its pooled ULD fleet, as well as enabling the carrier to use its track and trace solutions.

Additionally, SAS Cargo will trial SAS Cargo’s Connect service package, which monitors and and gives notifications about ULDs’ temperature, humidity, shock and light data.

Max Knagge, president and chief executive of SAS Cargo Group, said: “We have built a strong relationship with Unilode over the years. Unilode’s pooled fleet significantly increases month-to-month ULD flexibility, enabling us to pay only for the ULDs we need, which is critically important in volatile market situations and during a pandemic.

“This will also help us reduce our ULD-related spend. In the years ahead we see great opportunity for growth and continued success through our partnership with Unilode.”

Babak Yazdani, managing director of ULD Solutions at Unilode, added: “We are proud to have been a long-term trusted partner for SAS Cargo over the past 10 years. This is the second renewal of our ULD management agreement, which is a testament to the mutually beneficial collaborative relationships we build with our customers.

“We are committed to further strengthening our partnership and supporting SAS Cargo’s business with innovative solutions that enable them to identify new revenue streams. SAS Cargo has a strong sustainability agenda to reduce carbon emissions and we are pleased Unilode’s sustainable pooling model contributes to their efforts.”

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