ULD exchange skypooling reports ‘significant increase’ in usage

By Damian Brett

Online ULD exchange Skypooling is experiencing a “significant increase” in inquiries.

The number of offered and asked for ULDs has increased by around 40% since the beginning of the year, the company said.

Christine Klemmer, general manager of Skypooling, said: “We are currently registering overstocks of ULDs in many places, but about every third entry on our platform is a search query.

“We are therefore calling out to all airlines to report their overstocks on Skypooling. The more airlines take advantage of the service, the better the devices can be used for urgently needed freight. At the same time, storage costs for overstocks can also be reduced in some cases.”

To speed up the search for the right ULDs, Skypooling is now offering the function for emergency inquiries free of charge. Previously, this option was only available to premium users.

Leasing companies also have the option to offer their ULDs on the platform, so that users can contact the companies directly in an emergency, if they cannot find suitable matches.

Furthermore, a new ‘lost and found’ function has been made available on the platform since the beginning of April. This allows users, including ground handling agents, to post lost or found ULDs in order to return the loading equipment to its owners as quickly as possible.

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