Jettainer, the leading international service partner for outsourced ULD management, is now cooperating in the development of a digital container with the IT experts at Lufthansa Industry Solutions. The aim of the working relationship is to create an “intelligent” container. It should be possible to locate and track it at any time and the unit should be able to measure temperature changes, shocks and other external factors independently and provide information about its state. Lufthansa Industry Solutions has a great deal of experience with tracking technologies; they have proven very accurate in tracking special tools in production shops, for example. This same precision is now to be used in developing digital containers too. Other functions will then be gradually added. The new generation of containers will in future accelerate maintenance and control procedures, for example. At the same time, the increased level of transparency will also make it easier to determine who was responsible for any damage to the ULDs. This in turn will motivate companies to use the units with greater care and will lead to less damage. “The intelligent container will ensure greater transparency within the process chain in future. We’re deliberately breaking new ground here in order to make our services for customers even more efficient in future,” says Carsten Hernig, Managing Director of Jettainer GmbH.