Mar 25, 2019: Cargolux has signed an agreement with Sonoco ThermoSafe, a leading global provider of temperature assurance packaging, for the leasing of the PharmaPort 360 temperature controlled bulk shipping container.

The state-of-the-art PharmaPort 360 containers are smart active containers, distinguished as the only active temperature controlled containers in the industry that include a fully integrated, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-approved telemetry system. They enable the provision of real-time, cloud-based data on payload and ambient temperature and key mechanical components, precisely synchronized with GPS location.

The use of these new containers provides a significant advantage for Cargolux’s pharmaceutical handling. Franco Nanna, director global services, Cargolux, stated, “These containers go one step further in the secure and smooth transportation of sensitive commodities. Their cutting-edge features will strongly contribute to enhancing our service offering and confirm our position as leading airline for the transport of pharmaceuticals”.

Christopher Day, director of global business development for Sonoco ThermoSafe’s Leasing Services division, said, “We are delighted to partner with Cargolux, to provide one-way rentals of the best-in-class PharmaPort 360 temperature control containers. Given Cargolux’s unique global reach, this partnership further enables the pharmaceutical supply chain to cost-effectively ship PharmaPort 360s across the Americas, Africa, Europe and Asia-Pacific regions”.

The airline has a solid experience in the handling of delicate shipments and regularly carries pharmaceutical products across its extensive network. As the demand for such customised transports increases, Cargolux focuses on fine-tuning its dedicated solutions and supplying ever more sophisticated offers. As the world’s first GDP certified airline, Cargolux is committed to upholding its prime position as a cargo carrier of choice for healthcare products.

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