Unilode opens Hong Kong ULD repair center

Unilode Aviation Solutions inaugurated a new facility for the repair of unit load devices (ULDs) and galley carts at Hong Kong International Airport (HKG). The repair center will also serve as a storage facility for Unilode’s recently launched ULD leasing program. According to Benoît Dumont, CEO of Unilode, it made strategic sense for the company […]

AirBridgeCargo, DHL Global Forwarding successfully test RKN containers

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has completed its multi-modal shipment trial for Deutsche Post DHL Group’s ocean- and air-forwarding arm DHL Global Forwarding, using Envirotainer’s RKN active cargo container. The trial tested the container for delivery of healthcare products from Moscow to Miami using Good Distribution Practice (GDP) cool chain standards. During the trial, which took place […]

Pharma.Aero platform membership grows to 18 companies

Pharma.Aero, an initiative formed last year between Brussels Airport and Miami International Airport to advocate for shipping standards based on IATA’s CEIV-Pharma certification, announced the addition of three new member organizations to its roster, for a total of 18 companies. Forwarder Expeditors International of Washington, Inc., and container manufacturer Envirotainer, which specializes in cold-chain ULDs […]

Envirotainer adds RAP e2 stations in Italy, Puerto Rico

Growing pharmaceutical transport demand has spurred recent temperature-controlled shipment expansions through the logistics industry, and Envirotainer is moving to keep up. The company, which provides specialized cold-chain containers for transport of pharma products, announced the addition of new RAP e2 active container stations at airports in Italy and Puerto Rico. The new Italy station will […]

QEP Accreditation advances Turkish Cargo pharma ambitions

Turkish Cargo has received QEP Accreditation from Envirotainer at its Istanbul Atatürk Airport (IST) hub, as well as five other airports across its network: Mumbai (BOM), Hyderabad (HYD), Frankfurt (FRA), Tel Aviv (TLV) and Seoul (ICN). The accreditation bolsters the carrier’s efforts to not only grow its surging general cargo – up a staggering 39.5 […]

Delta Cargo expands cold-chain offerings with Envirotainer RAP e2

After becoming the first United States-based global carrier to earn IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) certification for pharmaceutical handling in July, Delta Cargo continues to invest in expanding its cold-chain offerings for pharma transport. Most recently, the company announced that it has received approval to carry the Envirotainer RAP e2 on its […]

After 2015 growth, Air China Cargo enlists Envirotainer

For the first time, Envirotainer, a professional cold-chain company for the pharmaceutical industry, has partnered with an airline based in mainland China. Air China Cargo, the flag carrier of China – which achieved 15.2 percent growth in cargo traffic in 2015, compared to the previous year – plans to introduce a cold chain product this […]

CAL Group first to earn CEIV for air and ground

Tel-Aviv-based CAL Group recently became the first logistics group to earn IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators, Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV-Pharma) certification for its airline, ground handling and roadfeeder operations. The CEIV-Pharma certification applies to the group’s hub at Liège Airport, including facilities, equipment, operations and staff. CAL’s road-feeder services are provided through a partnership […]

FAA approves AA Cargo for cool-chain container use

American Airlines Cargo has become the first U.S. passenger carrier to receive approval by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for use the RAP e2 cargo containers, made by Envirotainer. The RAP e2 can fit a maximum of five European pallets or four U.S. pallets. The airline can begin using the e2 containers for temperature-controlled cargo […]

CAL Cargo targets Atlanta for pharma

Citing interest in Atlanta’s pharmaceuticals business, Israeli-based CAL Cargo Airlines will begin round-trip service from Atlanta to Liège, its home base, beginning Sept. 25. The route will have two weekly rotations from Atlanta to Liège and back to Atlanta. Eyal Zagagi, CEO of the CAL Group, said CAL’s fleet of nose-loading 747-400s – along with […]