ULD sharing platform skypooling can save 25,000 tons of CO2 annually

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The aviation industry is getting more involved in the environmental sustainability. Jettainer is become the solution for long-term and complex alternative drive and fuel solutions with its sharing platform skypooling that can currently make annual savings of around 25,000 tons of CO2 by avoiding unnecessary deadhead ULD (Unit Load Device) flights.

This no-cost platform allows airline controllers to share ULDs around the globe. skypooling helps avoid deadhead flights, reducing global aviation's fuel use, costs, and CO2 emissions.

Taking a more deliberate approach to ULDs as a resource has massive potential to make aviation more sustainable. Avoiding just one customary AKE container from going on an intercontinental flight empty can save an average of 65 kilograms of CO2. The savings are as high as roughly 3,000 kilograms for a stack of pallets. 

Jettainer's managing director, Thomas Sonntag, said, "The time to make significant CO2 savings is now. As the ULD partner for many airlines, we think it is our responsibility to show ways that we can get there. Our relatively new platform is already making an important contribution in this regard by using resources more responsibly. We want to get handling agents and airports involved much more in the future so that we can achieve even more together and help make aviation more sustainable."

More than 50 airlines at more than 250 stations around the globe already use the platform, helping to make ULD use more sustainable. This approach can currently save roughly 25,000 tons of CO2 annually. By way of comparison, around 2.5 million trees would be needed to capture a similar amount of CO2. 

The platform has already been nominated twice for the TIACA Sustainability Award in recognition of its sustainable and smart approach. Along with skypooling, Jettainer is also working in other areas of the ULD business to improve sustainability and avoid emissions. 

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