Air France KLM signs up for SkyCell’s hybrid containers

Air France KLM Martinair Cargo (AFKLMP) has signed up to re-introduce SkyCell’s hybrid pharma containers as the industry continues to prepare for a Covid-19 vaccine.

SkyCell said its solutions are able to secure products within a temperature range of 2-8°C and 15 – 25°C and now -70°C, which meets the requirements of Covid-19 vaccines being prepared for launch.

Enrica Calonghi, global head pharmaceutical logistics Air France KLM Martinair Cargo, said: “Shipping pharma and healthcare products is a core activity for AFKLMP Cargo. Partnerships, such as those with our container suppliers, play a crucial role in the entire chain, especially when it comes to guaranteeing the necessary quality, reliability and connectivity.

“Together, we are ready to play a key role in the distribution of Covid-19 vaccines, thereby helping to ensure that as many people as possible around the globe will have access to vaccines in these challenging times.”

SkyCell said that as the pharma logistics industry prepares for a future global distribution of Covid-19 vaccines, sustainable solutions will be crucial given the volume and global scale of the distribution ahead.

SkyCell’s containers provide protection for about 202 hours (8.4 days) on average, which is extended by trucking or storage under refrigerated conditions. They can be tracked with Internet of Things sensors and offer temperature monitoring.

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