AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) and temperature packaging firm Sonoco ThermoSafe have signed a leasing agreement for the PharmaPort 360 temperature-controlled container.
The announcement came during LogiPharma, Europe in Montreux, Switzerland.
The recently-signed agreement will bolster ABC’s delivery options for temperature-sensitive shipments and guarantee a broader choice of containers available for various pharmaceutical consignments.
AirBridgeCargo deputy director of products, Fedor Novikov said: “We have been consistently developing and upgrading our ‘abc pharma’ product, offering our customers dedicated airlift for both passive and active ways of transportation.
“With PharmaPort 360 being available for lease, we can guarantee another much-needed air freight solution for pharmaceutical goods with precise temperature mode conditions and requirements to maintain an internal environment of 5°C.
“This is a quantum leap for our dedicated product, and we expect it to ramp up our volumes, as well as to gain interest in our services from new customers.”
The PharmaPort 360 maintains the required temperature in various ambient temperatures from 60°C to -40°C and can be easily loaded onto standard NAS Series air cargo pallets. Its built-in GPS tracking and GPS Monitoring systems allow for transparent and accurate information to be available in real-time mode.
This, powered by ABC’s Control Tower 24/7, will eliminate the possibility for any deviations from the set point and will give customers extra reassurance of safety and integrity of their shipments.
Sonoco ThermoSafe director of business development & innovation, Christopher Day said: “We are very pleased to have this important agreement with AirBridgeCargo Airlines. Their focus on specialized temperature-controlled cargo fits perfectly with the specialized thermal and data technology in the PharmaPort 360.
“As always, our focus is to make it as easy as possible for pharmaceutical shippers and forwarders to directly lease PharmaPort 360s from the leading airlines around the globe, and we are delighted to partner with AirBridgeCargo Airlines to do so.”
AirBridgeCargo has been aimed at strengthening its abc pharma specialty product to match the emerging demand for pharmaceutical shipments. For the first three months of 2019, the abc pharma team managed to achieve a more than 15 per cent upsurge of volumes for temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical and other medical products.