Moaza Al Falahi, Vice President Cargo Product Development and Local Affairs, Emirates SkyCargo with Richard Ettl, CEO and Cofounder, SkyCell AG at Air Cargo Europe, Munich

“Hello Pharma Containers”: SkyCell and Emirates SkyCargo team up

Zurich, Switzerland / DUBAI, U.A.E., 15 May 2017- SkyCell and Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, have agreed to team up to deliver Pharma globally by signing global container rental agreement.

Emirates SkyCargo’s customers can now have temperature sensitive Pharma and life sciences products shipped through one of SkyCell’s temperature controlled containers. The Swiss made containers are designed to protect +2°C to +8°C and +15°C to +25°C products safely, even under extreme outside temperatures such as –35°C to +65°C, for several days. The patented containers recharge automatically in Emirates SkyCargo’s, Coolchain network, thus enabling “door to door” for a closed supply chain and have close to realtime temperature monitoring capability.
The containers are available for less than one pallet, 1 EUR PAL / 1 US PAL or 2 PAL loads.

SkyCell is excited to combine its leading container technology with Emirates SkyCargo’s excellent infrastructure and global reach to more than 155 destinations.
In essence, it is the combination of the best of two worlds: “Hello Pharma Containers”.

In 2016, Emirates SkyCargo launched Emirates SkyPharma- the air cargo carrier’s complete solution for transporting temperature sensitive pharmaceutical shipments. The carrier also inaugurated a brand new, state of the art facility at Dubai International Airport, dedicated to the transport of pharmaceuticals. Emirates SkyCargo operates the world’s largest multi-airport hub certified for EU Good Distribution Practice Guidelines (GDP) for medicinal products for human use by Bureau Veritas Germany. This covers the carrier’s Pharma transport operations at its Emirates SkyCentral terminals in Dubai World Central (DWC), Dubai International Airport (DXB) and the 24/7 bonded trucking service that connects the cargo between them.

Emirates SkyCargo is the largest international cargo airline in the world operating a modern fleet of 259 aircraft including 15 freighters – 13 Boeing 777-Fs and two B747-400ERFs.

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