The new mobile app is designed to enhance data requirements in air cargo transactions as they take place around the world. From location and status accuracy to barcoding and Bluetooth scanning and tracking, FindMyULD pulls together all of ACL Airshop’s unit load device — ULD — management services in one tool.
Jos Jacobsen, the company’s chief technology officer and managing director for Europe and global leasing, said in a news release that the goal of the app is to streamline and accelerate traditional ULD management.
“This technology-driven approach lets us advance our leasing model beyond the cumbersome pooling model, for example, and offer outright better value through efficiency across our global network for our 200-plus airlines customers,” he said in the news release. “This tailored and uncomplicated approach lets the airline keep its own assets, not clumped into a giant amorphous pile of ULDs scattered around.”
ACL Airshop estimates that over a three to five-year period, these technology tools can save a typical airline 6% to 10% on the overall life cycle cost of its ULD fleet, the news release said. For example, if an airline has 5,000 ULDs in its fleet, ACL Airshop forecasts that its array of technology efficiencies can yield the same cargo capability with 4,500 ULDs.
ACL Airshop owns, leases, and deploys more than 50,000 ULDs, more than most major airlines, the release said. ACL Airshop has manufacturing resources and industry partners for various cargo control products in the United States, Germany, China and Taiwan, including a new factory recently opened in Greenville. The company is owned by Ranger Aerospace, also based in Greenville