SkyCell Stories

December 14, 2020
SkyCell’s new deep frozen solution is capable of maintaining a steady temperature of minus 60° Celsius to minus 80° Celsius, while reducing the amount of dry-ice by more than half. Explore our latest product innovation.
December 14, 2020
SkyCell has become part of the establishment of the Hope Consortium – a neutral platform that offers the scalable solution to reach emerging markets in best-in class quality. The consortium will facilitate the distribution of over 1.8 billion Covid-19 vaccines by end of 2021.
November 19, 2020
SkyCell and Air France KLM Martinair Cargo have signed a partnership agreement to expand access to SkyCell's hybrid containers in supply chains, enabling further safety and sustainability solutions for pharmaceutical shipments. The new deal is part of a shift towards the adoption of enhanced technological solutions to meet both the demands of pandemic logistics and requirements of environmental agreements.
November 5, 2020
SkyCell has opened new Service Centers in Korea, Italy and the USA. Virtual training and digitalization projects have enabled expansion to continue in spite of Covid-19 lockdowns. This expansion responds to increased global demand for temperature-controlled, IoT- tracked containers as pharma shippers begin answering to greater need for pharmaceuticals and increased regulatory requirements to protect crucial supply chains.
November 3, 2020
SkyCell and Unitrans International Corporation (an AIT Worldwide Logistics Company) have partnered up to provide increased access to SkyCell’s hybrid containers for the transport of life-saving pharmaceuticals around the world.
October 9, 2020
Under the new circumstances of Covid-19, audited data from end-to-end of the supply chain is the most reliable mirror of the truth. For the third year in a row, SkyCell has upheld its high-performance title with an audit proving <0.1% temperature excursions occur end-to-end of our shipments.
September 29, 2020
Qatar Airways Cargo and SkyCell have signed an agreement to lease SkyCell hybrid containers. The agreement ensures pharma shippers have increased access to the self-charging, temperature-controlled container to boost the safety and sustainability of their shipments.
September 28, 2020
Governments around the world are imposing fees upon those delivering goods unsustainably and introducing systems that advocate for sustainable packaging, meaning savings with SkyCell’s hybrid pharmaceutical containers are set to rise.
September 2, 2020
SkyCell’s CEO and Co-Founder, Richard Ettl, sat down with Monocle 24’s Daniel Bach to talk about SkyCell’s growth over the past decade, from the earliest days of an idea to becoming a global leader in the field, and now working with 15 of the top 20 pharmaceutical companies worldwide.
August 28, 2020
Successful vaccine deliveries to the Brazilian Government amid the pandemic pave the way to closer industry collaboration and provide a framework for a future Covid-19 vaccine delivery.
July 15, 2020
Collective efforts between a major British pharmaceutical company, Qatar Airways and SkyCell secured a safe vaccine delivery to India that would otherwise have been severely delayed and resulted in unusable, degraded medication.
July 10, 2020
Here's why data insights are essential to guaranteeing the safe and sustainable distribution of a life-saving Covid-19 vaccine.
June 26, 2020
In case you missed our Pharma Logistics Expert Roundtable or need a refresher, here are our key take-aways and the on-demand video.
June 2, 2020
SkyCell, DHL and Lufthansa have joined forces to transport high-valuable vaccines from Siena via Frankfurt to Belo Horizonte.
May 26, 2020
We are writing the next chapter in the SkyCell story with the unveiling of your new strapline. We have decided to bring into the spotlight what is important to our clients, partners, investors and to us at SkyCell: our values. Learn why sustainability should matter to you.
April 30, 2020
The importance of temperature control in pharma distribution has not gone unnoticed in the investment community. SkyCell closes an oversubscribed financing round of 62M USD to expand its global footprint and container fleet.
April 28, 2020
In response to shortage, SkyCell, KLM and UPS teamed up to ensure 6,5 tons of the critical vaccines were shipped from Tokyo and Osaka via Amsterdam to Frankfurt safely, timely and within temperature range in fight against COVID-19.
April 17, 2020
Analyzing the decisions the pharma industry are taking during the Covid-19 crisis and offering insight on how the industry can prepare to shape future supply chains for long-term resilience. Secure your place now.
March 25, 2020
SkyCell is proud to let you know that even during the restrictions put in place due to COVID-19, 100% of our deliveries of the last four weeks were on time. We are aware that even minor disruptions can cause delays in delivering life-saving drugs to patients and potential financial losses. We would like to highlight the measures SkyCell has taken to maintain a high level of performance during the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring your supply chains' resilience.
March 19, 2020
The situation around the COVID-19 pandemic confronts us all with multiple challenges that need to be addressed in order to maintain a high performance level. SkyCell’s priority is to ensure container availability to make sure the lifesaving medicine is reaching patients in need. Please find here the FAQ’s on SkyCell’s operations during the COVID-19 pandemic and our measures to support our clients in this time.
March 3, 2020
Learn more about SkyCell's approach of tackling supply chain emissions and building a sustainable pharma supply chain.
February 26, 2020
Coronavirus Special: When thousands of lives depend on the content of one container, there is no room for failure. SkyCell has the expertise and fleet capacity to support you in this complex undertaking.
December 12, 2019
Pharma logistics faces diverse market conditions and requirements in the APAC region. Learn more about our solutions for your cold chain.
October 29, 2019
The Cold Chain Global Forum 2019 took place in Boston and triggered immensely valuable discussions. For all those who could not participate, we have summarized our insights.
October 22, 2019
SkyCell reaches 20’000 pallets capacity per year, ahead of the end of year quarter, a period of frequent capacity shortages in the industry. Learn more about SkyCell's growth course.
October 10, 2019
Collecting and reporting data in near real-time cuts costs and reduces risk. Learn more about our IoT infrastructure, software developments and big data systems.
July 25, 2019
A lack of visibility of temperature data during transit can be a challenge for pharma companies. Discover in our best-practice case study what solutions SkyCell offers.
July 22, 2019
Quality is everything to us, which is why each SkyCell smart container has a digital identity that is used for tracking it through blockchain technology, wherever it is located in the world. This is made possible by equipping it with public and private keys generated by Securosys Hardware Security Modules.
July 17, 2019
Transporting temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals to China while being fully GDP compliant can be a challenge. Discover in our best-practice case study which solutions SkyCell offers.
July 8, 2019
Two years of partnership with zero temperature excursions. For its outstanding performance in pharma transport, Emirates SkyCargo was honored with the first SkyCell Quality Award.
June 20, 2019
SkyCell and United Cargo have announced a close partnership which makes United Cargo the first U.S. carrier to lease and transport the innovative temperature-sensitive containers manufactured by SkyCell.
June 19, 2019
AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) and SkyCell have sealed a close partnership for the lease of all types of SkyCell’s temperature-controlled containers.
June 11, 2019
SkyCell and Singapore Airlines (SIA) have sealed a partnership for the lease of SkyCell containers to serve the surging demand in Singapore and the Asia Pacific Region. Learn what kind of benefits the collaboration brings for SkyCell clients.
June 10, 2019
For all those who couldn't participate in Air Cargo Europe 2019, we have summarized the four key take-home messages that will change pharma logistics.
April 8, 2019
Being the safest pharma container is not enough. SkyCell expands its SkyCellent services with a new additional offering.
April 3, 2019
SkyCell and Air France KLM Martinair Cargo have announced a global cooperation to work more closely together on existing and future pharmaceutical logistics business.
February 13, 2019
SkyCell won one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies’ as a client. Offering a broad range of temperature-sensitive drugs and vaccines, their products need particularly safe and reliable protection against temperature excursions. The challenge: reduce total cost, decrease temperature excursions and reduce CO2 emissions.
November 13, 2018
SkyCell has mandated one of the big four audit companies, to scrutinize and audit ALL SkyCell shipment results of the last 12 months. Have a look at the excellent results.
September 11, 2018
To us, providing the safest pharma containers worldwide is not enough. We also do our utmost to reduce CO2 emissions for each shipment. Let us demonstrate how much CO2 you are able to save in one shipment.
July 12, 2018
SkyCell announces strategic alliance with DuPont Safety & Construction, a division of DowDuPont, one of the world’s largest specialty product companies.
February 1, 2018
SkyCell has appointed Marrie Groeneveld as Chief Commercial Officer, effective February 1st, 2018.
October 24, 2017
SkyCell is excited to announce a partnership agreement with Luxembourg-based airline Cargolux, the largest all-cargo carrier in the pharmaceutical sector.
May 16, 2017
SkyCell and Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates have agreed to team up to deliver pharma globally by entering into agreements for global container rental services with SkyCell.
April 24, 2017
SkyCell introduces the 2500 series, a 2 EUR PAL system which is validated for +160h.
October 12, 2016
Shipment of the month - from Brazil to Singapore.
September 20, 2016
SkyCell is entering a new phase - growing globally, with local expertise.
June 20, 2016
The second edition – keeping control – illustrates a 12 day delivery of a controlled room temperature (CRT) shipment from extremely high ambient temperatures in India to the more temperate climes of the Netherlands.
June 9, 2016
SkyCell sponsors Pharma into Latin America event on June 23rd please note the venue change to Miami Shores Country Club, 10000 Biscayne Boulevard
May 19, 2016
Under the motto: "Challenge accepted - and delivered" - SkyCell is sharing the Shipment of the month. First edition - Switzerland - Russia.
May 10, 2016
Our CEO, Richard Ettl, has written a review of the event, how it impacts the industry and what the key points of discussion were over the week.
April 27, 2016
SkyCell signs partnership agreement with EGA Group, to offer ease-of-use for the import and export of temperature sensitive pharmaceutical products from and to the Brazilian market.
February 17, 2016
Logipharma 2016 Montreux
Health and Personal Care Conference, Philadelphia USA
Intermodal Sao Paulo, Brazil
DHL Global Life Science & Healthcare Conference 2016, Miami USA
January 30, 2016
“In order to supply the fast-growing emerging markets, you need to understand and master the unique challenges presented by each market – there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach.”
January 22, 2016
Supply chain and logistics departments are currently experiencing an increase in demand uncertainty due to postponements and last minute orders.
January 23, 2015
“Pharma products are becoming more powerful, more sensitive and more valuable, which means that we need to significantly step up our efforts to protect these life-saving products.”
January 22, 2015
Shipping pharma products has always been a complex business and only the fittest and most innovative suppliers, the ones who can provide significant added-value, are likely to survive in the long run.
SkyCell focuses all of its energy on designing and supplying the very safest containers on the market.
December 19, 2014
Sustainability is not a passing trend – today’s business solutions need to deliver superior performance while being environmentally sustainable.
November 14, 2014
Join the conversation and join Global Pharma Logistics on LinkedIn today!
July 24, 2014
SkyCell has been awarded the prestigious “High-Potential SME” quality label by the Swiss Economic Forum and UBS under their joint Growth Initiative.
May 20, 2014
From Switzerland to Sao Paulo, Brazil
In April 2014, SkyCell successfully made its longest shipment – 30 days door to door.
February 22, 2014
Winner of the IQPC Cool Chain Integrity Innovator Award 2014 – “Safest system on the market”