Jettainer and trilatec partner for original skids squAIR-timber
Nov 18, 2019: trilatec, the developer of the squAIR-timber system, and ULD management company Jettainer have extended their partnership to include an exclusive distribution agreement.
The squAIR-timber system uses recycled cardboard fiber composite materials for stable skids, replacing wooden planks used for load distribution on airfreight pallets. The resultant weight saving of around 80 percent leads to significant reductions in fuel consumption and helps to reduce CO2 emissions in air traffic.
"We were enthusiastic about squAIR-timber right from the start. It perfectly fits into our portfolio of innovative solutions in the area of loading equipment and their control and adds to our corporate claim of sustainable logistics,” said Thomas Sonntag, managing director, Jettainer.
Each meter of the material carries up to five tonnes with a tare weight of only 1.2 kilograms. In comparison, the tare weight of wood is 3-4 kilograms per meter. In addition, squAIR-timber consists of 100 percent recycled material, is cost-effective and can easily be disposed of with paper waste.
"The sales cooperation for our product squAIR-timber offers us optimal access to airlines worldwide. A major advantage is that addressing potential customers through or together with Jettainer enables us to place our product with exactly the right contacts within the airlines," added Andreas Langemann, managing director of trilatec.