Silk Way West Airlines has confirmed a multi-year ULD (Unit Load Device) agreement with ACL Airshop, a international service partner for outsourced ULD management and customized logistics solutions, commencing November 1, 2017, the company said.
This alliance extends the long-standing business relationship between the two companies; ACL Airshop has been a service partner with other airline units of Silk Way Holding for almost 10 years.
Silk Way West Airlines (IATA: 7L) and ACL Airshop are working together to measurably enhance the logistics efficiencies of Silk Way´s ULD fleet. ACL Airshop recently announced its own worldwide strategic alliance with CORE Transport Technologies (a New Zealand I.T. company), and the introduction of Bluetooth innovations for real-time tracking of ULDs. That, combined with ACL´s new Operations Center in Amsterdam and network-wide ULD Control programs will operate together for better utilization rates and cost efficiencies for Silk Way.
Silk Way West Airlines, headquartered in Baku, Azerbaijan, has a growing fleet that currently consists of five Boeing 747-8F, one own and a few leased-in Boeing 747-400F aircraft. Silk Way West Airlines operates regular and charter flights to various regions of the world — Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and North America, using Heydar Aliyev International Airport, Baku, as a convenient transit hub that connects the continents.
ACL Airshop is a provider of products and services for the global air cargo industry. Over the past 34 years, ACL Airshop has become a worldwide one-stop-shop for leasing, sales, repair and fleet control of Unit Load Devices (“ULDs”) and cargo devices manufacturing for the aviation industry. Today, the company operates around the world on six continents and at 40 of the world´s Top 50 air cargo hub airports. One of the unique aspects of the company´s offerings is short-term rentals and leasing solutions for airlines´ cargo products requirements–that is where ACL Airshop has made its strongest reputation for custom ULD solutions.