Oman Air Cargo inks ULD management contract with Jettainer
October 5, 2017: Oman Air Cargo has signed a five year ULD (Unit Load Device) outsourcing contract with ULD management provider Jettainer. According to the agreement, Jettainer will be granted Oman Air Cargo’s ULD management effective October 5, 2017.
The carrier will be utilising lightweight ULDs, constructed of carbon fibre as well as partly recycled composite materials. This significant change will result in the reduction of CO2 emissions, improved payload, as well as an increase in fuel efficiency.
Jettainer’s highly efficient management solutions allow to reduce the existing container fleet of Oman Air by about 20 percent to 1,200 units. Among the ULDs used so far were still 600 aluminum AKE containers. These are replaced by state-of-the-art environmentally friendly lightweight AKEs. Another 200 lightweight containers will be added to the Oman fleet as part of the airlines expansion in the near future.
“Our agreement with Jettainer comes at a time of excellent growth and modernisation of the cargo division, as we continue forward with our aggressive growth plan. We are confident Jettainer is a partner that shares our positive outlook and offers us the right services and technology to further improve our offerings,” said Mohammed Al Musafir, SVP Commercial Cargo, during the signing ceremony at the cargo handling facility at its hub at Muscat International Airport.
“With this cooperation, we continue to expand our presence in the strategically important Gulf region. This is an enormous dynamic market, which enables us to proceed with our course of growth in the long term,” said Martin Kraemer, head of Marketing and PR at Jettainer.
A team of Jettainer ULD controllers is currently based at Oman Air Cargo's operations centre in Muscat. System rollout, trainings and operational transfers have been completed by a joint project team.
All ULDs are maintained by Jettainer at the Muscat International Airport and in Jettainer’s global repair network.