ANA to offer new temperature-controlled technology option
29 / 09 / 2016
Tokyo-based carrier ANA is now offering a new temperature-controlled service on its flights out of Japan.
ANA will offer PRIO IB Fixed Temp, a product that employs ‘IceBattery’ technology developed by Innovation thru Energy Co of Japan, as a new element within its PRIO series of products designed for added-value cargo transport flown on international services.
The product will be available at various temperature range settings: of 2°C to 8°C, of -20°C to -15°C, and of -25°C to-20°C, ensuring a long-lasting fixed temperature in three container sizes (LD3 ULDs and two different sizes of chilled box).
If the temperature range is set between 2°C and 8°C, that temperature range can be maintained for more than 100 hours.
PRIO IB Fixed Temp. is suitable for various cargo types that require strict temperature control under refrigerated or frozen conditions, including vaccines and other pharmaceutical products, as well as chemical products and perishables such as seafood.
PRIO IB Fixed Temp. offers an alternative to traditional dry ice shipping, because of its use of IceBattery technology, and will be available at airports that do not allow the use of dry ice.
An eco-friendly product, in contrast to dry ice there are said to be no dangerous handling issues or environmental concerns associated with the emission of carbon dioxide. Nor is any electrical supply needed for IceBattery.
In other ANA news, earlier this month, on September 1 the airline inaugurated a direct service from Tokyo’s Narita Airport to Phnom Penh – representing the only direct flight into Cambodia from Japan.