Supporting our industry while handling our responsibilities with care

Unilode collaborates with industry leaders, authorities, customers and partners, and plays an important part in shaping the future of the ULD sector. Unilode is a board member at ULD CARE and a Strategic Partner to IATA, and participates in various initiatives, working groups and industry events to share its industry insight and experience with other players in the ULD sector.

For all stakeholders in the aviation industry, safety must be placed above everything else and ULD handling is one of the areas where cooperation is a pre-requisite to ensure that passengers, crew and airport personnel do not get hurt due to incorrect or unsafe handling of ULDs.

Unilode has adhered to the Code of Conduct of ULD CARE, which provides instructions on how to deliver safe and cost-effective ULD operations and handling and provides training to ground handlers when and where needed. Unilode applies a “Handle with Care” sticker on its containers to advise ground handlers that ULDs are considered part of the aircraft and incorrect handling may put the crew and passengers at risk.

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ULD CARE is a not-for-profit Canadian corporation. Its membership is open to organisations whose scope encompasses any aircraft Unit Load Device (ULD) activity.

The mission of ULD CARE is to use the collective resources, skills and grassroots experience of the ULD CARE membership to provide direction and deliver appropriate change in ULD operations throughout the global air cargo operating environment.

The vision of ULD CARE is that regardless of location or process, any ULD shall, at all times and by all parties, be handled, stored, transported and otherwise used in a responsible manner by persons who are suitably trained, managed and supported such that ULD assets may be operated at all times in a manner that is both efficient and meets all regulatory requirements.

Unilode, as a member of the Board of ULD CARE, actively participates in its programmes and supports its initiatives.

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is the trade association for the world’s airlines, representing some 290 airlines or 82% of total air traffic. IATA supports many areas of aviation activity and helps formulate industry policy on critical aviation issues.

The Strategic Partnership Program is a platform for aviation solution providers to build as well as strengthen relationships with key industry stakeholders. The IATA Strategic Partnership Program focuses on more than 40 areas of involvement, spanning virtually all aspects of airline operations. Members contribute their knowledge to more than 100 work groups and task forces, responsible for moving the industry forward and drawing up policies and regulations on behalf of IATA member airlines.

As an IATA Strategic Partner, Unilode participates in the Unit Load Device (ULD) area, which manages the development standards and guidance related to ULDs including specifications, handling and training requirements.

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