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ABC and Pegasus to give pharma shipments wings

[ November 2, 2020   //   ]

Volga-Dnepr Group’sAirBridgeCargo Airlines has expanded its partnership with Sonoco ThermoSafe to include the latest design of Pegasus ULD passive container.

The container can maintain internal temperature environment for some period of time without recharging for temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical shipments of up to 998kg in the 2-8°C temperature range.

It has also been designed for easier handling and positioning on the aircraft.

With a more than two-fold surge in healthcare shipments to over 40,000 tonnes in the first eight months of 2020 and the industry preparing for Covid-19 vaccine shipments, AirBridgeCargo has been strengthening its relations with container lease providers, expanding the number of passive and active container options for its customers. It has also been researching demand for return shipments to position containers back to their original stations, including using charter flight options.