Jettainer will open a hub for its lease&fly ULD leasing service at Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG), with PACTL West handling and storing the ULDs.

Jettainer, a specialist in outsourced unit load device (ULD) management, and PACTL West, the ground handler for Shanghai Pudong International Airport Public Cargo Terminal West, have entered into a strategic cooperation agreement.

Jettainer’s leasing service lease&fly provides ULDs for both short- and long-term needs, catering to ad hoc flight operations, charters, seasonal peaks as well as the ramp-up of new businesses or growth plans. Its new location at Shanghai Pudong International Airport, China's second largest airport, its Jettainer’s fourth lease&fly hub, after Frankfurt, Abu Dhabi and Hong Kong. Customers will initially benefit from fast access to PMC pallets, one of the most commonly used ULD types. The portfolio of standard and special containers and pallets will be gradually expanded, meeting future customer requirements. PACTL West, as the strategic cooperation partner, will contribute its extensive ground-handling expertise to ensure the smooth operation of the new hub. Jettainer's Hong Kong office takes care of customer service and all sales activities for needs in the region.

Jettainer CEO Thomas Sonntag said: “The cooperation with PACTL West is the ideal addition to our lease&fly network, as Shanghai Pudong Airport is one of the most important air cargo hubs for our customers’ ULD leasing demand.

“Airlines and forwarders are seeking ad hoc, short-term and long-term ULD leasing solutions, often with the requirement to have ULDs directly available. The opening of our lease&fly hub in mainland China will add great flexibility to both new and existing customers and is another step in our expansion plans in Asia.”

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