March 2017

ULD merger will grow network

ULD activity has been in the news again.

ACL Airshop, a company that leases, sells, repairs and manages ULDs and cargo net supplies, has aULDnnounced that it is to merge with Ranger Airshop, the investment arm of Ranger Aerospace. The initiative will allow a focus on the growth of ACL’s network, which is expected to double from the current 45,000 ULDs to 100,000 units.

According to Steve Townes, President and founder of Ranger Aerospace, this move has been some 16 years in the making. “The intent is to grow the ULD network strategically,” he commented. In the next five to seven years, the new entity will consolidate its operation in certain of its locations.