ACL Airshop Wins the Air Cargo News Innovation Award for the FindMyULD App
November 05, 2020
ACL Airshop, a technology-enabled leader in air cargo ULD* logistics solutions
, has won the Air Cargo News
magazine’s Innovation Award
in the ULD category for the FindMyULD
app. At this year’s virtual event, ACL Airshop was one of three nominees in this category amongst VRR and SkyPooling. This award was open to any businesses providing innovative products, services or operations that are helping to transform the air cargo industry.
Air Cargo News editor Damian Brett
said “The ULD Innovation award celebrates those companies that are pushing the boundaries and making a change in the world of air cargo containers.” For more than 35 years Air Cargo News has been recognized as one of the world’s leading air cargo publications, including prolific online media and its flagship monthly printed magazine.
The trademarked FindMyULD™ app is specifically designed to enhance every data requirement end-to-end in air cargo transactions, across the entire worldwide ecosystem of the air cargo industry. From location and status accuracy to barcoding and Bluetooth scanning and tracking, FindMyULD™ pulls together all of ACL Airshop’s ULD management services in one seamless tool—“in the palm of your hand” for airlines, handlers, and cargo centers.
, the Technology Director
for ACL Airshop, said “We have been steadily investing in new cargo-related technologies aimed at increased efficiency and cost savings for our airlines customers. We are truly honored to receive this recognition, especially alongside such superb fellow finalists. VRR
, for example, is a strategic partner for ACL Airshop, and we were first-in-market with VRR’s novel new collapsible containers. We will keep advancing, always listening to customers for continuous improvements. Technology has given us serious new competitive differentiation.”
ACL Airshop prides itself on our High-Performance Culture, and this award highlights our secret weapon: PEOPLE,” said Steve Townes
, CEO of ACL Airshop and founder of Ranger Aerospace
. “FindMyULD, ULD Control
, Bluetooth tracking
, and other technology innovations started as good ideas, and kept accelerating through our teams of entrepreneurial professionals around the world.”
*ULD = “Unit Load Devices,” the industry nomenclature for air cargo pallets, containers, and related cargo control apparatus. These FAA-approved products are essential for safe flight operations with cargo aboard an aircraft. A Unit Load Device (ULD) is either an aircraft pallet and pallet + net combination, or an aircraft container. ULDs are removable aircraft parts subject to strict civil aviation authorities’ requirements from design, testing, production, and operations, to repair and maintenance. An airworthy ULD must be structurally capable of restraining the loads and providing adequate protection to the aircraft systems and structure during flight. With about 1 million aircraft ULDs in service representing a replacement value of over $1 Billion (US), ULDs are expensive assets that require correct handling.
This video covers the entire Awards Ceremony held on Oct. 29, 2020: