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Swiss WorldCargo introduces lightweight containers for its valuable shipments

08/11/2013

Zurich, Switzerland: Swiss WorldCargo is replacing some of its unit load devices for the transportation of valuable shipments with state-of-the-art, lightweight containers.

The entire XKN fleet, used on long-haul routes, will be replaced with containers of the AVA type provided by Jettainer, the leading international service partner for outsourced ULD management.

The roll-out of the new containers, a total of 180 units, started last summer; 50 containers have already been replaced and the remaining 70 will be rolled-out by the end of 2015.

Manufactured by Dokasch, one of the leading producers of air cargo equipment, the AVA units are made of carbon fibre and partly recycled composite material and are about 40 kilos lighter than the XKN. This significant weight reduction will, by extension, result in  an improved payload, increased fuel efficiency, as well as the reduction of CO2 emissions.

Weight reduction is not the only advantage of the new container’s high-tech material. The production of this material is by far more sustainable than the production of aluminium and, in the event of repair, the risk of injury to the handling personnel is significantly reduced.

“With the departure of the last XKN units and the arrival of further new lightweight containers, the Swiss WorldCargo ULD fleet continues to develop towards modern, lightweight, efficient and environmental material. We are proud that Jettainer’s innovative approach can support and contribute”, says Christine Barden, Head of Transportation Management at Swiss WorldCargo. 

Additional Information

Alexandra Dahl
Senior Manager
Head of Cargo Marketing and Communications

Swiss WorldCargo
Swiss International Air Lines Ltd.
P.O. Box ZRHLX/CM
CH-8058 Zurich Airport
Phone +41 44 564 42 58

alexandra.dahl-augustin@swiss.com

 

Silvia Cappelli
PR & Online Communication

Swiss WorldCargo
Swiss International Air Lines Ltd.
P.O. Box ZRHLX/CM
CH-8058 Zurich Airport
Phone +41 44 564 55 02

silvia.cappelli@swiss.com