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LATAM buys fuel-efficient containers

By Hpanchal on May 7, 2013

LATAM Airlines Group announced the purchase of 3,517 ultra-light Kevlar containers from Nordisk Aviation Products.


These containers will replace all of those used in the company's cargo operations and improve fuel efficiency.

The material used to manufacture the containers has high impact resistance and maintains stability when exposed to extreme temperatures. The containers are 30 percent lighter than the current aluminum containers.

"We are very happy with this new acquisition as it represents a major investment being made by our companies – more than US$9 million – that will yield savings in fuel and maintenance as well as reducing annual CO2 emissions by 10 million tonnes annually,” Fernando Poitevin, vice president of operations for LAN CARGO, said.

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