Transporting heavy, odd-sized or high-value products can be tricky. A standard Unit Load Device just won’t do. You need a ULD that can combat a variety of special conditions such as vibration, temperature changes, humidity and dust particles. You also want it to be suited for shipping by plane, train or truck. No changing containers or making adaptions when moving from one mode to another for your valuable cargo. Happily, our team of engineers find no challenge too difficult. Meet our customised high-end solutions to allow specialised transport for your unique, oversized or valuable cargo.
No matter what size, shape or weight your cargo is, we can build a customised container for it. Whether you need full insulation, climate control or an internal securing interface, we’ll get your goods from A to B, safely and securely. Don’t be limited by your cargo’s unique features. We excel at creating unique container solutions for your unique cargo.
Shipments rarely end their journey at the airport. In all likelihood, your special cargo will be taken by train and/or truck to its final destination. We recognise the complexity of the logistics chain. It’s why, when designing our containers, we think about all the modes of transport you might use. Our customised containers are also available for multimodal transport.
We have heaps of experience in building aircraft containers and pallets that comply with EASA or FAA regulations. Even ULDS designed to carry extremely heavy or odd-sized cargo. Whatever challenge you set us, we’ll come back with a certified cargo container or pallet that’s perfect for transporting your product. For an overview of the certifications we own, see our certification page.
Nobody knows more about your product than you. So, when it’s time to deliver, you’ll want the best engineers available to design and test the containers or pallets. Our people believe the best ideas are produced when working closely with partners. That includes you. Because together, we can achieve the best possible results.
Tracking what’s happened during shipment and identifying any delays or mishaps is crucial when transporting high value products. Any of our containers can be equipped with track and trace devices, so you’ll know the exact location of a particular container and the status of its load at any given moment. That is one of the plus sides of customised transport.
Take a closer look at a selection of our air containers for specialised transport, and discover how we satisfy the logistical needs of our customers while meeting industry requirements.
We are proud to serve a wide range of organisations and industries around the world, from airlines and express carriers to leasing companies and defence organisations.
Multimodal or intermodal transportation is the transfer of cargo, from sender to receiver, using two or more modes (or methods) of transportation. It requires specially designed containers that can be used securely on trucks, freight trains and ships without the need to load and unload the cargo every time that one mode of transport is exchanged for another.
The idea of using the same container to transport cargo throughout an entire journey, even around the world, was hit upon by Malcom P. McLean in 1955. It revolutionised cargo transportation and international trade. Nowadays, we think nothing of containers moving seamlessly between ships, trucks and trains.
The shipping containers themselves are large rectangular boxes made of steel (usually 20 ft or 40 ft). They’re extremely durable so they can withstand all kinds of weather and temperatures.
Flight spare kit containers (also known as Fly-Away Kits or FSKs) are for storing and transporting the tools, spare parts and equipment that are used to maintain an aircraft. These ULDs are extremely versatile, easy to handle and compatible with a broad range of aircraft, which makes them popular with airlines and maintenance crews.
FSKs are half-width, lower-deck containers. They’re forkliftable and simple to set up on location. They can even be used as a mobile toolbox or workbench. This makes them ideal for rapid maintenance and repair, which helps to reduce the downtime of an aircraft.
Both the interior and exterior of an FSK can be customised. Inside, you can add adjustable compartments, shelves, dividers and drawers. Outside, you can add doors, hatches, wheels and even a ramp. In fact, it’s one of the most versatile ULDs out there.
An engine stand pallet is a (often STC certified) pallet that is strong enough to hold an aircraft engine and enable it to be transported in the cargo loading system of an e.g. B747 or B777 freighter aircraft.
Aircraft engines are huge and can easily weigh several tonnes. An ordinary pallet would buckle under all that weight. But, when maintenance issues ground aircraft, the ability to transport a replacement engine by air can reduce downtime by days.
A PZE pallet is used to create a sturdy base that can withstand loads up to 13 tonnes. It has a sandwich construction to make the pallet as rigid as possible, plus a recessed part to allow the engines to fit through the aircraft’s loading doors.
The engine stand pallet is an optimised solution because it takes into account the total weight of the engine and its stand, plus the overall height, width and even shape of the engine.
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