Delta Cargo has introduced a new CSafe RAP container to its cold-chain pharma program in support of its strategic investments in technology and improved customer service.
The carrier said the “high-performing temperature-controlled air cargo container” is ideal for pharmaceutical and life-science companies requiring strict temperature regulations to protect its contents from operational and weather challenges during shipments to patients around the world.
Delta’s vice president of cargo, Shawn Cole said: “Delta is focused on driving innovation not only within the company but also within the industry. Thea introduction of the CSafe RAP container is a win for our customers who can now choose from the most technologically advanced containers to safely transport sensitive Pharma freight.
“Alongside our joint venture partners, Air France-KLM Cargo and Virgin Atlantic Cargo, we can now offer our customers tailored Pharma options across our broad trans-Atlantic network.”
Delta said the CSafe RAP container has significant advantages for shippers as it utilises innovative heating and compressor-driven cooling technologies, along with superior insulation, to maintain constant temperatures even at extreme ambient temperatures ranging from -30°C to +54°C; the broadest operating conditions in the industry.
The large payload compartment easily accommodates up to four standard US pallets or five standard Euro pallets, and the container has an extended battery run time of over 120 hours with efficiencies found in its best-in-class operating system.
Delta received IATA’s CEIV Certification last year for the Atlanta warehouse and headquarters. To date, Delta has 50 pharma approved stations around the globe with seven CEIV approved facilities in Europe and one in Asia, through partners airlines and handlers, all connected to Delta’s largest cargo operation in Atlanta.