ACL Airshop makes steady advances in ULD air cargo technology innovations
Sep 17, 2019: US-based custom ULD solutions provider ACL Airshop is participating in the ongoing annual ULD Care Conference in Montreal.
The company is discussing continued progress with innovative technologies such as Bluetooth tracking & tracing, "ULD Control" proprietary logistics programmes, and their latest "FindMyULD" free app, all in the context of the company's continued arrangement with Descartes through its acquisition of CORE Transport Technologies.
Descartes is an Ontario headquartered Canadian and US publicly traded company with FY19 revenues of $275 Million (US).
Jos Jacobsen, ACL Airshop's managing director-Global Leasing & chief technology officer, who is also a Board member of ULD Care and attending in Montreal said: "Despite current tariff wars, long-term the air cargo sector is increasing in volume, value, and even as a percentage of total world trade shipments. Tracking ULDs and their contents in real-time not only can reduce costs, it helps answer shippers' questions about where their goods are, and their status along the supply chain. We are seeing new ways to add value for our customers with these initiatives."
ACL Airshop and CORE Transport Technologies teamed up several years ago, announcing in September 2017 during the ULD Care Conference in Budapest their ambitious strategic alliance plans.
Wes Tucker, ACL Airshop's executive VP for The Americas who helped ink that initial partnership said: "We are in actual implementation of Bluetooth, ULD Control, and FindMyULD with multiple airlines. Like most first adopters, we are continuously improving the service product as we go along. We will actually demonstrate FindMyULD for any airlines clients attending ULD Care who wish to check it out, it's intriguingly effective."
He continued: "We believe the strength of Descartes as CORE's new globally-networked parent bodes well for continuing advancements."
ACL Airshop is one of the corporate signatories to the ULD Care CODE OF CONDUCT.
Pieter van Calcar, ACL Airshop's managing director-Asia Pacific, said: "It's always about quality, safety, and service with us, for our hundreds of airlines and air cargo clients. ULD are flight safety critical and costly items of aircraft equipment. The Code of Conduct creates a foundation for all players in the air cargo industry worldwide to deliver safe, sustainable, cost-effective ULD operations."