Cargolux turns to temp-control container lessor SkyCell

26 / 10 / 2017

  • Front L-R: Richard Ettl of SkyCell and Stavros Evangelakakis of Cargolux


Luxembourg-based B747 freighter operator Cargolux has agreed a deal with SkyCell that will see the latter’s temperature-controlled containers become available to the airline’s shipper customers.

SkyCell containers will enable Cargolux to transport pharma products in the +2°C to +8°C and +15°C to +25°C ranges, despite ambient temperature extremes of between -35°C and +65°C.

“The hybrid function of the SkyCell containers compensate for issues we encounter at destinations where the facilities cannot accommodate pharma shipments that require stringent temperature segregations,” said Stavros Evangelakakis, Cargolux’s manager global product.

“The SkyCell containers’ lower weight and higher net volume also ensure that we effectively reduce our CO2 emissions, while its 100% recyclable components contribute to our lean philosophy and underline our sense of responsibility for the environment, all while heightening our service quality,” Evangelakakis added.

The deal with SkyCell closely follows other moves by Cargolux to develop its freight offering. Earlier this month, for example, Cargolux and Emirates SkyCargo signed a codeshare partnership for freight.