Astral Aviation chooses ACL Airshop as its strategic partner for air cargo equipment and logistics support |

MIAMI, November 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Astral Aviation, whose head office is at Nairobi with air cargo operations everywhere Africa, Middle East, Asiaand Europeconfirmed a multi-year ULD (Unit Load Device) agreement with Airshop ACLa leading international service partner for outsourced ULD management and customized logistics solutions.

ASTRAL AVIATION selects ACL Airshop for a multi-year ULD fleet management assistance contract.

Astral Aviation and Airshop ACL have partnered to improve the logistical efficiency of Astral Aviation’s ULD fleet, including the introduction of “ULD Control™” for real-time tracking of ULDs. This, combined with ACL’s Global Operations Center and innovative “FindMyULD” mobile app, all work together for better utilization rates and cost savings for airline customers who use ACL. numerical sequence.

Astral Aviation, in operation for 22 years from its Nairobi hub, serves the African continent with efficient and innovative air logistics solutions. As part of its TIACA membership, Astral Aviation has benefited from world-class innovative solutions through benchmarking with top freight logistics peers. It is thanks to these worldwide affiliations that Astral Aviation is proud to be part of the first cohort of launch members of the “Blue Sky Initiative”. In addition to NairobiAstral Aviation flies to 50 destinations across Africaand uses other key hubs such as JohannesburgCork, dubaiand hong kong. It has entered into interline agreements with more than 30 interline partners; as well as preferential agreements with major global and local freight forwarders; and partnerships with more than 25 GSAs around the world. Astral operates a fleet of F50 (7 tons), DC9F (15 tons), B727-200F (22 tons), B757F (30 tons), B767-200F (42 tons) and B747-400F (110 tons) within its Intra-African, Middle EastAsian and European network.

Airshop ACL is a leader in products and services for the global air cargo industry. Airshop has become a leading one-stop-shop for unit load device (“ULD”) rental, sales, repair and fleet screening and cargo screening device manufacturing. The company operates globally on six continents with service capabilities in more than 50 of the world’s top 100 cargo hubs. One of the unique aspects of the company’s offerings is short-term rental and leasing solutions for airline cargo product needs, including one-way leasing deliveries. Coupled with his dominance of short term tailor-made rental solutionsACL Airshop has also added a growing portfolio of multi-year, long-term ULD fleet management contracts with a range of air cargo customers. The combination of short-term personalized flexibility and long-term profitability has become a powerful combination on behalf of air cargo clients such as Astral Aviation.

Sanjeev Gadhia, Chief executive officer of Astral Aviationsaid: “Astral Aviation appreciates its strategic partnership with ACL Airshop. As we expand our air cargo network, we are delighted to expand their relationship with us through this multi-year agreement.”

Steve Townes, CEO of Airshop ACL said: “It is our privilege to serve Astral Aviation with our full range of equipment, technology and logistics services. Astral’s unique strengths across Africa are admirably formidable, as well as their expanding network of operations to other continents. With the industry’s largest independent fleet of ready-to-rent ULDs and our own growing network of service centers on 6 continents, our goal is to profitably help Astral Aviation continue to grow as a trusted leader. in air freight. »

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