Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Jettainer and B2L give a second life to retired air cargo containers

Jettainer and B2L give a second life to retired air cargo containers

Jettainer and B2L are breathing new life into old unit load devices (ULDs). The robust materials used in ULDs are being turned into fashionable shoulder bags and keychains that are now available for purchase.

The company, a global leader in ULD management, has forged a partnership with the upcycling specialist B2L, with plans to enhance the product variety in the future.

Read more: Virgin Atlantic Cargo adds Releye containers to its portfolio of ULDs

The bags and keychains are made out of old ULDs that are no longer suitable for aviation, so they have to be taken out of service. These items are manufactured, for instance, from original air cargo container tarpaulins and belts, making them incredibly robust and easy to wash.

B2L and Jettainer have previously worked as project partners and are ramping up their cooperation with this new three-year contract.

“We have already upcycled more than 145 tons of material from aviation since our company was founded 11 years ago. We look forward to expanding our portfolio and giving a second life to Jettainer’s retired ULDs. Along with the bags, we have already come up with lots of other ideas for creative and sustainable items,” Kerstin Rank, B2L’s Managing Director, noted.

Read more: Etihad Cargo renews its contract with Jettainer

Jettainer is helping to make aviation more resource-friendly and environmentally sound with its global management services for innovative, lightweight ULDs.

“The conscientious and careful use of resources is an integral element of our corporate philosophy. So we are really excited that our containers can keep travelling around the globe, even once they are retired, thanks to upcycling,” added Thorsten Riekert, Chief Sales Officer at Jettainer.

Picture of Edward Hardy

Edward Hardy

Having become a journalist after university, Edward Hardy has been a reporter and editor at some of the world's leading publications and news sites. In 2022, he became Air Cargo Week's Editor. Got news to share? Contact me on Edward.Hardy@AirCargoWeek.com


Stay informed. Stay ahead. To get the latest air cargo news and industry trends delivered directly to your inbox, sign up now!

related articles

ASL Airlines Australia inducts first B737-800 freighter

Saudia Group places the largest aircraft order in Saudi aviation history

AGI Global Logistics appoint Nicky Woodman as Manchester Co-Director