Saturday, June 22, 2024

Va-Q-tec and Aeroméxico Cargo sign container agreement

Va-Q-tec and Aeroméxico Cargo have signed a global agreement for the transport of temperature-sensitive goods. Mexico is Latin America’s second-largest pharma market and the collaboration will see door-to-door cold chain shipping solutions to pharmaceutical and life science customers. Va-Q-tec chief executive officer, Joachim Kuhn says: “We are delighted to commence our cooperation with Aeroméxico Cargo, bringing our […]

Jettainer launches cool service to improve efficiency

Temperature deviations in cool chain shipments is something every air cargo carrier wants to avoid and unit load device (ULD) company Jettainer has launched a new service to help its customers. ‘COOL Management’ was launched in September and is a service for temperature-controlled ULDs. It includes the leasing, management and positioning of ULDs as well […]

Pharma standards can help other cool chain sectors

Air France-KLM-Martinair Cargo (AFKLMP) is looking to learn from the way pharmaceuticals are now being handled and moved across the air cargo supply chain. Over the last few years, signficant investments have been made by operators whether that is in pharma facilities, or improving processes and standards through CEIV Pharma. As a result traffic has […]

Lufthansa Cargo and va-Q-tec sign container agreement

Lufthansa Cargo and va-Q-tec are to cooperate in the passive temperature-controlled container market after signing an agreement. As part of the partnership, containers from va-Q-tec are now available worldwide at numerous stations of the German carrier. Customers shipping pharmaceutical goods will benefit from the partnership of Lufthansa Cargo and the advanced container rental service from va-Q-tec. […]

Virgin and Delta open joint Pharma Zone at Heathrow Airport

Virgin Atlantic Cargo and Delta Cargo today launched a new Pharma Zone at their joint facility at London Heathrow Airport. This is the first joint venture cargo between the UK and the US, which is the world’s biggest trade lane for pharmaceuticals. The Pharma Zone will support the growing volumes of temperature-controlled healthcare and life science […]

DoKaSch starts free delivery of Opticooler across the US

DoKaSch Temperature Solutions has started free delivery in the US of the Opticooler – its ‘flying warehouse’ for temperature-sensitive air cargo. It will now be available to more than 20 air cargo carriers across the East Coast and Midwest from Boston to Minneapolis and D.C. to St. Louis, as well as on the West Coast from Los […]

TAP Cargo and va-Q-tec sign container rental agreement

TAP Cargo – the cargo division of TAP Portugal – has signed a global rental agreement with va-Q-tec for temperature-controlled transport of pharmaceuticals. The deal was announced at this week’s air cargo europe in Munich. The two companies say the combination of TAP Portugal’s routes and va-Q-tec advanced passive container rental services will provide benefits to pharmaceutical […]

Scholte to step down as chair of the CCA in June

Cool Chain Association (CCA) chairman Sebastiaan Scholte (pictured above) is to step down from the role at the association’s AGM in June. Speaking at IATA’s WCS he explained to Air Cargo Week he is proud of the work achieved over the four years he has been at the helm, and feels the CCA has grown […]

Lufthansa Cargo starts work on cool centre expansion

Lufthansa Cargo has started work on expanding its cool centre, which will nearly double its capacity for temperature-sensitive cargo at Frankfurt Airport. Following completion, as of late summer of this year, 8,000 square metres will be available for cool chain cargo at its Lufthansa Cargo Cool Centre (LCC) up from the current 3,500 square metres. After the extension, the […]

Emirates SkyCargo launches new protection for pharmaceuticals

Emirates SkyCargo has launched a next-generation version of its innovative protection product for valuable temperature-sensitive cargo, such as pharmaceutical products. The carrier says White Cover Advanced, utilises DuPont’s patented Tyvek material made of high density polyethylene to form a tough protective barrier against varying external temperatures and direct sunlight. The special material is water resistant to […]

AF-KL-MP introduces Kold Kart

Air France KLM Martinair Cargo (AF-KL-MP) has introduced its ‘Kold Kart’ for safe transportation of cool chain products at airports in hot climates. It has started using the Kold Kart in Mexico where high temperatures are normal and ramp operations are quite distant from the warehouse. AF-KL-MP will be introducing the Kold Kart in other […]