June 29, 2018: ULD solutions provider Jettainer becomes one of the first signees to sign the new code of conduct with an aim to help reduce preventable damages to air freight containers and pallets.
The “Ten Rules for ULDs” published by ULD Care, a Canadian non-profit organisation, are meant for proper handling of loading equipment that could save the industry millions in annual repair costs.
These “Ten Rules” list recommendations for correct handling including information on proper loading, adequate transport and the exclusive use of intact containers. As a result, ULDs are to be perceived more clearly as important components of the air freight transport system which are largely responsible for load securing and, thus, for ensuring flight safety.
“The ULD Care Code of Conduct is an important step towards raising awareness of this topic within the industry. We fully support these efforts and are pursuing further approaches to reduce avoidable damage, for example through our JettCare programme,” explains Frank Mühlenkamp, director global Operations at Jettainer and board member of ULD Care.
Through its JettCare programme, Jettainer has so far been able to train several thousand ground handling employees worldwide in a specially designed “ULD-X-Perts” training course. In doing so, the focus is laid on correct storage as well as proper handling of the units.
ULD Care started as a committee of IATA in 1971 and has been working independently since 2011. The company has committed itself to establish regulations and awareness for an adequate handling of ULDs within the global transport chains.