New deal enables United Cargo customers to lease DoKaSch pharma containers

By Rachelle Harry

United Cargo has announced that it is boosting its TempControl service, thanks to a deal with DoKaSch Temperature Solutions.

The new rental agreement, which is the first of its kind between DaKaSch and a US airline, will enable United TempControl customers to lease DoKaSch’s Opticooler RAP containers — which are typically used for pharmaceutical cargo — directly from United Cargo.

DoKaSch Temperature Solutions manufactures temperature-regulated containers. Electrically powered and fully air conditioned, they can heat as well as cool their contents without using dry ice. Batteries allow a continuous operation of the container when grid power is not available.

The Opticooler RAP is capable of fitting five euro pallets or four CP1 pallets of cargo inside it. It can also be used as temporary storage facility if adequate infrastructure is not available.

Andreas Seitz, managing director at DoKaSch Temperature Solutions, explained: “Reliable air cargo options for pharmaceutical products are always in high demand, and this is even more true as the world confronts the Covid-19 pandemic.

“With closed borders and new restrictions every day, a reliable transport infrastructure for highly sensitive pharmaceutical products is crucial. Together with United Cargo, we can help sustain a stable global pharma logistics network.

Jan Krems, president of United Cargo, added: “It’s more important than ever to move critical medical shipments and other temperature-sensitive cargo swiftly and safely to destinations across the globe.

“We are proud to be the first North American carrier to sign a direct rental agreement with DoKaSch. This agreement not only offers TempControl customers more options to suit their needs, but allows us to provide an innovative solution to keep critical supply chains moving during the Covid-19 crisis.”

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