ACG Air Cargo Germany (ACG), a cargo carrier based at Frankfurt-Hahn airport in Germany and part-owned by VolgaDnepr-Group, has selected CHEP Aerospace Solutions to supply and manage its fleet of cargo pallets under a five-year contract.
CHEP Aerospace Solutions has purchased ACG’s fleet of 2,000 pallets and will be integrating them into its global pool of more than 45,000 unit load devices (ULDs). For ACG, outsourcing to CHEP Aerospace Solutions in this way will eliminate the administrative hassle and reduce the costs of positioning, maintaining and managing its own pallet fleet, enabling the airline to focus on its core business.
ACG operates four Boeing 747 freighter aircraft to destinations across Asia, the Middle East, Africa and North America. CHEP is supporting these operations with its extensive maintenance and repair network and ground services support.
ACG Managing Director, Thomas Homering, said: “Our decision to partner with CHEP was based on two main factors – driving efficiencies and saving money. We all know the air cargo industry is tough at the moment. Outsourcing to CHEP has enabled us to focus on our core business and increase our competitiveness in the marketplace.”
CHEP Aerospace Solutions President, Dr Ludwig Bertsch, said: “We are delighted to have ACG join the CHEP pool, especially as a partner-company to AirBridgeCargo, one of our longstanding cargo customers and also a member of the Volga-Dnepr Group. Our existing relationships with AirBridgeCargo and other major cargo carriers such as Cargolux and National Air Cargo prove the value we continue to add in this highly competitive sector.”