Thursday, July 18, 2024

ACL Airshop appoints new CEO

ACL Airshop has announced the appointment of Bernhard Kindelbacher as Chief Executive Officer, with an effective date of 1st March 2024. Bernhard Kindelbacher has an extensive background in air cargo leadership, logistics management, business development & strategy, global operations, and full enterprise general management, stemming from his professional career for over 30 years with Lufthansa […]

Regional reactivity in the ULD market

With the Middle East’s rise as a global trading hub, unit load device (ULD) provider ACL Airshop has been expanding its regional footprint.   Already home to several of ACL Airshop’s top clients, including long-term ULD fleet management customers, the company is looking to countries, such as Saudi Arabia, where there is a changing economic landscape […]

Becoming a ULD industry leader

ACL Airshop, a global provider of ULD (Unit Load Device) solutions, reached a significant milestone this year, marking its 40th anniversary. From its humble beginnings, the company has emerged as a key player in the ULD market, boasting a strong global network, innovative technologies, and a high-performance culture.    “It has taken 40 years for […]

Providing custom ULD solutions for 40 years

ACL Airshop, a key player in air cargo Unit Load Device (ULD) logistics solutions, has been serving the industry for 4 decades. Over the past 40 years, ACL Airshop has become a leading worldwide one-stop shop for leasing, sales, repair and fleet control of ULDs and cargo control products manufacturing for the aviation industry. A […]

ACL Airshop celebrates 40th anniversary

ACL Airshop, a global leader in air cargo Unit Load Device (ULD) logistics solutions to over 200 airlines, air cargo carriers, and other transportation clients, will be announcing additional expansion plans in a press briefing at the annual IATA World Cargo Symposium in Istanbul, Turkiye on April 25-27, 2023. As an industry thought leader, ACL […]

ACL Airshop shifts into higher gear for air cargo customers

ACL Airshop announced strategic initiatives and technology themes at last week’s air cargo forum in Miami and transport logistics Americas.  ACL Airshop has geared-up two key aspects in its business offerings, centered on customers’ needs. While maintaining its market share on short-term ULD leasing solutions, it is adding a growing array of selective long-term multi-year […]

Astral Aviation selects ACL Airshop as a strategic partner

Astral Aviation, headquartered in Nairobi with air cargo operations throughout Africa, Middle East, Asia, and Europe, has confirmed a multi-year ULD (Unit Load Device) agreement with ACL Airshop, a leading international service partner for outsourced ULD management and customized logistics solutions. The two companies have been doing business together for roughly fifteen years already. Astral […]

ACL Airshop: Focused on growth

ACL Airshop, a global leader in air cargo Unit Load Device (ULD) logistics solutions to over 200 airlines, air cargo carriers, and other transportation clients, is announcing strategic initiatives and sustainability themes at the World Cargo Symposium (“WCS”) in Dublin. ACL Airshop’s ongoing strategic initiatives are centered on their customers’ stated needs. From multiple “voice […]

ACL Airshop and Alinda partner for growth

ACL Airshop has announced the closing of the acquisition of ACL Airshop by Alinda Capital Partners, an infrastructure fund manager. The transaction successfully concluded in April 2021. Details of the transaction were not disclosed. Alinda is a global independent investment firm focused on mid-market infrastructure assets that provide essential services. Alinda has holdings in infrastructure […]

ACL Airshop promotes leaders from within

ACL Airshop is promoting leadership from within the company, with new roles for Jos Jacobsen, Wes Tucker, Mattijs Farber and Harold Elfring. Jacobsen is now managing director and chief operating officer for Eastern Hemisphere operations and global leasing. He has been with the company over 17 years and is a board member of the industry […]

ACL Airshop and VRR launch AAY container

VRR and ACL Airshop joined forces to launch the first ever collapsible AAY container at Inter Airport Europe 2019. The AAY, which weighs 280 kilos can be erected and collapsed by two people in just two minutes, is seven times smaller than normal ULDs when folded. They can be stacked up to four high on […]

ACL Airshop launches FindMyULD mobile app

ACL Airshop has introduced an industry first, a mobile app called FindMyULD to enhance data requirements in air cargo transactions. From location and status accuracy to barcoding and Bluetooth scanning and tracking, FindMyULD pulls together all of ACL Airshop’s ULD management services in one seamless tool. Jos Jacobsen, chief technology officer and managing director Europe […]

Grand opening for ACL Airshop’s manufacturing centre

ACL Airshop will hold the grand opening of its manufacturing centre in Greenville, South Carolina today (Friday 17 May) at 4pm. Called “A Celebration of Aerospace Growth in South Carolina”, the ribbon-cutting event highlights the global growth of ACL Airshop. The company has doubled in the past three years with its fleet of unit load […]

Meet Steve Townes, the chief encouragement officer

The United States’ national unemployment rate is currently just 4%. That means it is “definitely a job seeker’s market in the still-frothy US economy. Here in South Carolina, it’s even tighter, with a jobless rate of only 3.3%,” notes Steve Townes, CEO and founder of Ranger Aerospace and chairman of ULD manufacturer ACL Airshop. This […]

ACL Airshop ends 2018 with strategic expansion

ACL Airshop has finished 2018, its 35th anniversary year with transformative technology investments and strategic expansions at over half the world’s top cargo airports. Since early 2016, ACL Airshop has doubled its global operating footprint with air cargo support at 51 hubs on six continents. The three main gateways are at New York’s John F. […]

ACL Airshop is digging the foundations for success

The ground-breaking took place some 60 days ago of ULD solutions provider ACL Airshop’s new $7.2 million air cargo products factory in Greenville, South Carolina. The facility is set to create approximately 32 new jobs. ACL Airshop is a subsidiary of Ranger Aerospace and has become a worldwide provider of fleet control, leasing, sales and […]

ACL Airshop hoofs it to the World Equestrian Games

South Carolina-based Unite Load Device (ULD) lessor and repairer ACL Airshop is taking full advantage of the staging of the World Equestrian Games (WEG) in the neighbouring state of North Carolina to showcase its ULD horsebox products. Just 72 km separate the two points, allowing sales staff to demonstrate ACL’s services and products to participants […]

Townes’ touch down for a tradition

Since 1890, cadets at West Point, New York, the US Army’s training academy, have taken on navy midshipmen from the US Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland in one of the oldest and fiercest college football rivalries in America. On many occasions in its nearly 130-year history, sitting US presidents have attended the game. The Army-Navy […]

Will the sea be cruel to air cargo?

There have been numerous reports of cargo switching to ocean from air, including certain pharmaceutical products, flowers and fruit, writes Neil Madden. However, it is very difficult to know exactly how much this trend has eaten into air cargo’s market share without surveying a representative sample of global shippers, and most are not willing to […]

ACL Airshop continues to expand presence in Asia Pacific

ACL Airshop is continuing to expand its presence in the Asia Pacific region by investing in a full ULD repair station at its existing operations in Hong Kong. The company has grown from a single station in Hong Kong to 14 stations in the region including a ULD repair station at Tokyo’s Narita Airport and […]

35 years young and ACL continues to expand

US-based ACL Airshop took the opportunity of the platform of the recent IATA World Cargo Symposium in Dallas, Texas to reveal worldwide expansion plans and mark its 35th birthday. While not a manufacturer of ULDs, it has developed a “unique leasing model” for the industry. It has a very robust ULD supply chain as a […]

ACL Airshop and CORE continue rolling out Bluetooth tracking

ACL Airshop and CORE Transport Technologies are continuing to roll out their Bluetooth enabled logistics technology to the global air cargo industry. Automated tracking of unit load devices (ULD) for air cargo gives carriers and their shipping customers real-time visibility and new efficiencies. The two companies have concluded extensive field tests with international air carriers […]

ACL Airshop gives role of board advisor to Marc Terpstra

ACL Airshop has appointed Marc Terpstra to the role of board advisor, bringing over 25 years of experience in the air cargo industry with him. Previously its managing director – international for over 10 years, Terpstra has been with the company and its predecessors since the merger of Airshop and Airline Container Leasing. The former […]

ACL Airshop promotes Anthony Morgan to role of vice chairman

ACL Airshop has promoted Anthony Morgan to the role of vice chairman, following 12 successful years as president and chief executive officer (CEO). The Cornell University graduate has been with the company and its predecessors for 25 years, and his achievements include engineering the recapitalisation of the ACL and Airshop enterprises 10 years ago, and […]

Silk Way West signs multi-year ULD agreement with ACL Airshop

Silk Way West Airlines has signed a multi-year unit load device (ULD) agreement with ACL Airshop, commencing on 1 November. The alliance extends the long-standing business relationship between the two companies; ACL has been a service partner with other units of Silk Way Holding for almost 10 years. Silk Way and ACL are working together […]

ACL teams up with CORE to develop ULD tracking technology

ACL Airshop and CORE Transport Technologies have announced a strategic alliance for bringing Bluetooth-enabled logistics technology to the air cargo industry, by jointly providing automated tracking of unit load devices (ULDs). Both say predictive analytics and big data are just part of the new efficiencies the innovation can bring to carriers, who will also be […]

Aggressive but deliberately paced growth at ACL Airshop

Ambitious ACL Airshop is ahead of growth plans for 2017 and says business has “never been better”, Justin Burns writes. The US global unit load device (ULD) firm’s parent is Ranger Airshop Holdings and its chief executive officer, Steve Townes (pictured), who is chairman of ACL, explains the board recently approved a mid-year increase in […]

ACL Airshop makes two key senior appointments

Unit load device (ULD) company ACL Airshop has named Steve Townes as chairman and Gary Langford as chief financial officer (CFO). President and chief executive officer, Tony Morgan says: “Having exceptional leaders like this on our team is further strengthening our strategy for global expansion.” Langford has held senior finance positions with a number of diverse manufacturing […]

IATA WCS 2017: ACL Airshop details ambitious expansion plans

ULD firm ACL Airshop has revealed plans to double its number of stations from 37 to 75 in the next five to seven years and upgrade facilities across the globe. The US-based firm is to build a new HQ in Greenville, South Carolina, upgrade its New York JFK Airport facility and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol facility. These […]