WGA partners up with ACL Airshop for ULD mgmt

WGA, ACL Airshop ink 5-year deal to enhance logistics efficiencies of WGA's ULD fleet for better cost efficiencies for client airlines

WGA partners up with ACL Airshop for ULD mgmt
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From left to right: Miguel Diaz – Ground Operations Manager WGA; Bill Mulholland – General Manager ACL; Wes Tucker COO ACL; Chad David – Director Planning & Ground Operations WGA and Ted Lytle – President and COO of WGA. 

Western Global Airlines (WGA), one of the fastest growing cargo carriers in the world, has confirmed a five-year Unit Load Device (ULD) agreement with ACL Airshop, a leading international service partner for outsourced ULD management and customised logistics solutions.

WGA and ACL Airshop are working together to measurably enhance the logistics efficiencies of Western Global's ULD fleet, including the introduction of ULD Control™ for real-time tracking of ULDs. That, combined with ACL's global operations centre and the innovative 'FindMyULD' smartphone app, all operate together for better utilisation rates and cost efficiencies for client airlines that use ACL's 'technology suite'.

Headquartered in Estero, Florida, WGA is structured for high flexibility and responsiveness to its customers' evolving needs worldwide, including last-minute changes. Streamlined efficiencies and advanced technology, in-house expertise, and vertical integration support their low-cost, high-service model. They own all their 19 wide-body aircraft and engines, maintain an extensive parts inventory, and provide in-house maintenance support.

About the agreement, Chad David, WGA's Director of Planning and Ground Operations, said, "Western Global has enjoyed a valued, cooperative relationship with ACL Airshop for many years. As our industry footprint grows, we are excited to expand that relationship with this agreement."

Western Global created Team WGA – a people-friendly environment where teamwork, cooperation, and excellence throughout the company are encouraged and rewarded. As one of the largest independent providers of worldwide commercial air cargo transportation services, their substantial critical mass ensures that shipping customers receive the cost savings they want.

ACL Airshop is a leader in products and services for the global air cargo industry. Over the past 39 years, ACL Airshop has become a leading one-stop shop for leasing, sales, repair, and fleet control of ULDs, and cargo control devices manufacturing for the transportation industry. Today, the company operates around the world on six continents with service capabilities at over 50 of the world's top 100 cargo hub airports. One of the unique aspects of the company's offerings is short-term rentals and leasing solutions for airlines' cargo products requirements, which is where ACL Airshop has made its strongest reputation for custom ULD solutions.

Wes Tucker, COO-Western Hemisphere for ACL Airshop, said, "We feel privileged to serve Western Global Airlines with our complete suite of equipment, technology, and logistics services. Our objective is to cost-effectively help Western Global keep growing as a market leader in air cargo."

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