Korean Air has awarded the management of its entire fleet of more than 16,000 containers and pallets to Unilode Aviation Solutions for a five-year term.
As part of the deal, Unilode will setup a regional ULD management office at Korean Air’s hub in Incheon and takeover Korean Air’s existing ULD maintenance and repair facility at Incheon International Airport.
Unilode will provide additional services including the management of Korean Air’s cool containers and horse stalls, and will also take care of the supply of pallet accessories within Korean Air’s global network. Unilode will supply pallets and lightweight AKE containers from its global ULD pool.
Samsug Noh, Korean Air Senior Vice President Head of Cargo Business Division, said: “One of the main drivers in Korean Air’s decision to outsource the management of its entire ULD operations was to be able to reduce ULD imbalances in Korean Air’s global network of more than 100 destinations, for which Unilode’s ULD pooling model provided the best solution.”
Benoît Dumont, Unilode CEO, added: “We are proud to announce such a major ULD management agreement and are honoured to be entering into this long-term partnership with Korean Air. Unilode’s customer-centric way of doing business and meeting its customers’ needs with tailored services and innovative solutions is at the heart of everything we do and we continue to work hard to provide all our customers with continuous and long-term value.”