CSafe completes pharma ULD track-and-trace trial

By Damian Brett

Temperature-controlled packaging firm CSafe Global has added track-and-trace technology to its active air cargo containers following a commercial pilot shipment.

CSafe partnered with forwarder DHL for a pilot shipment, transporting RKN containers loaded with temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals from Puerto Rico to Kentucky by air and then transported by truck to their destination in Chicago.

The tracking devices provide real-time location, container temperature, ambient temperature, container tilt, container shock, door opening/closing events and humidity data.

“This technology will bring the insight into shipment status and product condition that customers expect,” said Tom Weir, CSafe’s chief operating officer.

“The tracking devices continually collect data and deliver it in real-time to a cloud-based platform. From there customers and CSafe support staff will have 24/7 access to monitor every shipment and intervene if necessary.

“It’s this ability to intervene that will give CSafe customers additional peace of mind that their products will arrive in perfect condition for patients. Being first to market with this type of innovation demonstrates CSafe’s commitment to best-in-class products and continuous improvement across our product portfolio.”

CSafe will move on with additional commercial test shipments during the next few months.

Its monitoring platform will be device agnostic and able to track additional, commercially available telemetry devices.

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