Western Global Airlines, a fast-growing cargo carrier, has confirmed a five-year ULD (Unit Load Device) agreement with ACL Airshop, an international service partner for outsourced ULD management and customized logistics solutions.
Western Global Airlines and ACL Airshop said they are working together to measurably enhance the logistics efficiencies of Western Global’s ULD fleet, including the introduction of ULD Control for real-time tracking of ULDs. Combined with ACL’s global operations center and the FindMyULD mobile App, they operate together for better utilization rates and cost efficiencies for client airlines that use ACL’s technology suite.
“We feel privileged to serve Western Global Airlines with our complete suite of equipment, technology and logistics services,” Wes Tucker, chief operating officer for Western Hemisphere for ACL Airshop, said. “Our objective is to cost-effectively help Western Global keep growing as a market leader in air cargo.”
Western Global Airlines, headquartered in Estero, Fla., owns 19 wide-body aircraft and engines, maintains an extensive parts inventory and provides in-house maintenance support. As one of the largest independent providers of worldwide commercial air cargo transportation services, their substantial critical mass ensures that shipping customers receive critical cost savings.
“Western Global has enjoyed a valued, cooperative relationship with ACL Airshop for many years,” Chad David, director of planning and ground operations at WGA, said. “As our industry footprint grows, we are excited to expand that relationship with this agreement.”
ACL Airshop operates on six continents with service capabilities at more than 50 of the world’s Top 100 cargo hub airports. One of the special aspects of the company’s offerings is short-term rentals and leasing solutions for airlines’ cargo products requirements, which is where ACL Airshop has made its strongest reputation for custom ULD solutions.
ACL Airshop has also added a growing portfolio of long-term multi-year ULD fleet management contracts with an array of air cargo customers. The pairing of short-term customized flexibility and long-term cost-efficiency has become an important combination for air cargo customers.