Container with soul

Jettainer tests next generation of digital container

Norderstedt, April 26, 2018 – Jettainer, the leading international service partner for outsourced ULD management, starts testing its enhanced digital container. Together with IT experts from Lufthansa Industry Solutions, the company has revised the original device and equipped it with new functions. The focus is now on registering and recording shocks and damage as well as temperature changes.

Initially, 100 units will be equipped with the new device for test operation in order to intensively verify functionality and data quality. The main objective is for the incoming sensory information to provide reliable information about whether and what kind of damage is present. This allows the following maintenance and repair processes to be better planned and accelerated, which will help to optimize the overall efficiency. 

"The technical possibilities of the digital container enable us to reduce the time and financial expenditure for repair measures. With our 90,000 units in use worldwide, this has enormous potential," says Carsten Hernig, Managing Director of Jettainer GmbH, and adds: "At the same time, the new containers also increase our ability to identify the originators of the damage. And that helps us to motivate people to implement a more responsible handling of the ULDs."

About Jettainer

Jettainer GmbH is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lufthansa Cargo AG. Jettainer is currently responsible for the complete management of approx. 90,000 units – so-called Unit Load Devices – for 25 airlines. This includes managing, positioning, maintaining and servicing the items. The company operates at more than 450 airports around the world at the moment. Apart from its headquarters in Raunheim near Frankfurt/Main in Germany, Jettainer operates offices at the central hubs of international airlines in Abu Dhabi, Dallas/Fort Worth, Düsseldorf, Philadelphia, Rome and Zurich as well as an operations base in Mumbai. Since 2014 it is running its own company in USA, Jettainer Americas Inc., with its headquarter in Delaware and branches in Dallas, Chicago, Miami, New York and Los Angeles.

About Lufthansa Industry Solutions

Lufthansa Industry Solutions is a service provider for IT consulting and system integration. This Lufthansa subsidiary helps its clients with the digital transformation of their companies. Its customer base includes companies both within and outside the Lufthansa Group, as well as more than 200 companies in various lines of business. The company is based in Norderstedt and employs more than 1,400 members of staff at several branch offices in Germany, Switzerland and the USA.