Saudia Cargo supports pharma shipments with Tower Cold Chain containers

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Saudia Cargo has signed a global rental agreement with Tower Cold Chain for its temperature-controlled containers for shipping pharmaceutical, biotech and life science products.

The deal expands the cargo airline’s selection of cold chain products, both in terms of cargo size and temperature requirements.

Tower Cold Chain’s technology is designed to maintain product integrity without the need for electricity.

“Given these conditions, we have an extra duty of care to customers to ensure due diligence in choosing our pharmaceutical cold chain partners,” commented Adel Elshazly, global product manager at Saudia Cargo.

“Tower’s passive solutions are proven to maintain temperatures up to 120 hours, without any need for intervention or external power.”

The Tower range offers physical and temperature protection for internal payloads from 30.75 litres down to 26.4 litres.

Tower containers ensure up to 120 hour protection for products that require an internal temperature of -80°C (ultracold), -60°C (ultracold), -20°C (frozen), +5°C (refrigerated) or +20°C (controlled room temperature).

The European market in particular is a major source of pharmaceutical and life science cargo, a factor that was integral to Saudia Cargo’s selection of Tower Cold Chain.

“Tower has a growing network of hubs, including locations where much of our business hails from airports such as Frankfurt, Zurich and Milan. The proximity and availability of Tower containers at these hubs means we can offer seamless and direct delivery to our airports,” said Tower Cold Chain.

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Rebecca Jeffrey

Rebecca Jeffrey
New to aviation journalism, I joined Air Cargo News in late 2021 as deputy editor. I previously worked for Mercator Media’s six maritime sector magazines as a reporter, heading up news for Port Strategy. Prior to this, I was editor for Recruitment International (now TALiNT International). Contact me on: [email protected]