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German logistics service provider Jettainer has expanded its JettLease network with the establishment of a new unit load device (ULD) management station at the country’s Leipzig / Halle Airport in Schkeuditz.

With the setting up of the new station, the ULDs that comprise freight containers and pallets, will be available at Germany’s second largest airfreight hub.

Airlines now will be able to lease them for periods ranging from one day to several months, even at very short notice if required.

Jettainer chief executive officer Carsten Hernig said: "Leipzig / Halle Airport complements our existing network of JettLease stations in an ideal manner.

"With the expansion, we are responding to the growing demand for flexible loading equipment solutions at times of peak demand or for ad hoc operations.

"At the same time, we are working with our local partners to achieve greater customer proximity and improve our services."

Along with standard containers, special loading equipment, which include units for the transport of horses and car racks used in the shipment of vehicles, will be kept at the ULD management station.

"With the expansion, we are responding to the growing demand for flexible loading equipment solutions at times of peak demand or for ad hoc operations."

The other hubs of the JettLease network are located in Chicago, Frankfurt and Hong Kong.

The base product includes the receipt as well as return of ULDs within the JettLease network.

In addition to the base stations, ULDs can also optionally be leased and / or returned at any other location.

Jettainer is a wholly owned subsidiary of German cargo airline Lufthansa Cargo.

The company carries out the organisation, management, positioning, repair and maintenance works of a fleet of about 90,000 ULDs for 19 airlines.


Image: Jettainer sets up new unit load device station at Leipzig/Halle Airport. Photo: courtesy of Mitteldeutsche Flughafen / Jettainer.