Thursday 27th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

TAP seeks fuel savings with CHEP ULD partnership

TAP Portugal has signed a four-year agreement for the supply and management of its unit load devices with CHEP Aerospace, which will be exhibiting at next week’s Logistics Link North.

Under the agreement, CHEP will add TAP’s 3,500 ULDs to its pool, and will transition the Portuguese airline’s aluminium containers to lightweight units within the first months of the partnership. CHEP claims that the lighter ULDs will reduce carbon emissions by 11,000 tonnes over the course of the four year contract, saving the airline €2.5m in fuel costs.

Jorge Pi Massip, TAP Portugal Lisbon’s hub director, said: “Our in-depth due diligence process and analyses confirmed that a partnership with CHEP will reduce TAP Portugal’s ULD fleet size by approximately 15 per cent and we can benefit from the synergies with CHEP’s global ULD pool. We also value CHEP’s commitment to provide us with new lightweight ULDs, which will save TAP Portugal several million euro in fuel costs during our partnership.”

A host of industry leading suppliers are exhibiting at the two day exhibition, including CHEP, DS Smith and Flexi, taking place on the 15th and 16th of October at Doncaster Racecourse.

The exhibition is the best place for logistics, warehouse and distribution managers to find the latest innovations in intra-logistics technology.

A host of leading companies will be showing innovations in warehouse management and automation, software solutions, adaptive packaging, intelligent picking, materials handling and mobile technology.

The show provides the opportunity to meet key suppliers, attend live demos to get invaluable first-hand insight into how products work in practice, and pick up practical know-how in seminars.

Full details are available at the web site: