Airline taps into pharma demand with va-Q-tec containers

Portuguese airline TAP Cargo has signed a global rental agreement with temperature-controlled container rental specialist va-Q-tec.
TAP said the partnership would be particularly important on its Europe to Brazil trade lane. Rita Costa Silva, responsible for business development at TAP Cargo, explained: “Brazil is a big pharma consumer market, importing high value pharmaceuticals from Europe and other markets: The container rental agreement with va-Q-tec marks a milestone to providing customers with advanced options for the safe transport of cool chain air freight.”
Va-Q-tainers provide temperature controlled solutions for six temperature ranges from -70°C to +25°C in five sizes, taking up to two US pallets inside. Thepassive thermal containers offer constant temperature control for several days without using external energy sources.
Va-Q-tec business development director Katharina Leibacher, added: “The partnership with TAP is important for va-Q-tec and our customers serving the pharmaceutical market in Brazil. TAP Cargo provides a direct and unique gateway from Europe to Brazilian pharma hubs, like Brasilia, which is strongly demanded by the market.” 

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