United Cargo will become the first North American carrier to make available the va-Q-tec temperature-controlled containers for shipping sensitive pharmaceuticals. The two companies signed a global rental agreement to begin a formal program launch in October.
United Cargo’s TempControl customers will have five sizes of va-Q-tainers to choose from – half Euro, Eurox, USx, XLx and TWINx. TWINx is the newest va-Q-tainer unit, which can accommodate two U.S. pallets. All rentals will be handled by United Cargo’s centralized control team.
The va-Q-tainers allow United to transport goods at temperatures ranging from -50°C up to +25°C, the widest range United Cargo has offered.