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CHEP Aerospace Solutions will acquire Air Canada's existing fleet of more than 8,000 airline containers and pallets and migrate them into its shared ULD fleet over time, taking CHEP's total ULD pool to more than 53,000 units. Outsourcing ULD management should enable Air Canada to eliminate the administrative hassle and reduce the costs of positioning, maintaining and managing its own ULD fleet.
Key to Air Canada's decision was CHEP's extensive ground service support team, its global maintenance and repair network covering 50 stations worldwide and the synergies and cost savings available from sharing assets with other CHEP airline customers.
Air Canada Vice President, Cargo, Lise-Marie Turpin, said: "Our decision to partner with CHEP Aerospace Solutions came following a lengthy and detailed analysis conducted by the Air Canada team. The result of our analysis revealed that CHEP was the best provider to deliver cost-savings and efficiencies, while removing hassle and administration, allowing us to focus on our core business of flying passengers and cargo. We look forward to our future cooperation."
Source: Air Canada
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