The ULD manager will utilize a new logistics plant near Frankfurt Airport for storing, maintaining and repairing the unit load devices operated by the Lufthansa Cargo specialist. The transition from today’s site at Frankfurt Airport to the new depot will take place in Q1, 2019. Jettainer assures its customers that there won’t be any operational disruptions caused by the move.
New “Jet Hub”
The newly erected logistics parc in Gross Gerau, roughly 20 km distant from Rhine-Main airport and built by real estate company Four Parx GmbH, comprises 120,000 square meters. Exactly 20,700 square meters of this area have been rented by Lufthansa Cargo, but will utilized exclusively by their ULD manager Jettainer. Their future “Jet Hub,” as they call it, includes office space totaling 450 m2.
Carsten Hernig, Managing Director of Jettainer GmbH welcomes the upcoming relocation of his company and service personnel: "Four Parx develops modern space according to our individual requirements and the Gross-Gerau location is ideally located only a few kilometers away from Frankfurt Airport."
The transition has zero effects on the day-to-day-business, Kraemer
The decision comes after airport operator Fraport AG told Jettainer that their current on airport site for storing and maintaining unit load devices would be needed to build a new terminal for general aviation. The project becomes necessary because general aviation has to transit from its current site to an alternative location within the airport since their space is needed for building Fraport’s third passenger terminal, capable of handling up to 14 million passengers per year and planned to be in operation as of spring of 2023.
Airport door not closed altogether
According to Jettainer’s head of communication, Martin Kraemer the transition of his company’s main activities to an off-airport site doesn’t influence the daily business at all. In contrast to the on airport located area utilized so far, the Gross Gerau logistics parc offers more space and sufficient capacity to enable further growth of the ULD fleet. Mr Kraemer says that trucks will secure the seamless flow of containers and pallets between their new “Jet Hub” and the airport.
In addition, he points out that his company continues utilizing a smaller area located within Fraport’s Cargo CityNorth, where his parent company Lufthansa Cargo is based, hence Jettainer’s most important user of unit load devices.