Turkish Cargo opts for DoKaSch’s Opticooler

Turkish Cargo B777F

Turkish Cargo has signed a master rental agreement with DoKaSch Temperature Solutions for lease of the latter’s Opticooler containers, designed for the shipment of temperature-sensitive products such as vaccines and other pharmaceuticals by air.

Frankfurt, Germany-headquartered DoKaSch will begin supplying its active temperature-controlled Opticooler to the Turkish freight carrier from this month (February).

Fatih Cigal, Turkish Cargo’s senior vice president, marketing, remarked: “As one of the leading airlines of the world, we provide our cargo clients with the best quality services to transport high-value pharma products.

“So the Opticooler is one of the natural choices and the master rental agreement confirms that we have all the necessary procedures in place.”

The deal means that, “Our Opticoolers are now available to many more clients that need reliable temperature-controlled air freight,” said Andreas Seitz, managing director of DoKaSch Temperature Solutions.

Turkish Cargo offers all-cargo capacity to 85 destinations through its fleet of 23 freighters. It also has access to the belly capacity of Turkish Airlines’ extensive fleet of passenger aircraft.

The carrier saw its air cargo volumes grow by more than 20% last year, according to figures from analyst World ACD. The carrier said the growth came on the back of several new service launches last year.

The Opticoolers of DoKaSch Temperature Solutions, a subsidiary of the DoKaSch Group, are rentable for intercontinental air shipments of temperature-sensitive cargo. Founded in 2013, the company now works with more than 20 major airlines.

DoKaSch Temperature Solutions handles the positioning, maintenance and servicing of the units.