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Cool new container for Delta Cargo

[ October 27, 2020   //   ]

Delta Cargo has approved the DoKaSch Opticooler RAP container for use on its aircraft as part of its cold chain pharma program for the safe transportation of vaccines.

It offers transport at 2-8°C and 15-25°C without the need for dry ice and has a large control panel plus quadruple redundancy for all critical parts. It can accommodate five standard Euro pallets or four CP-1 pallets. The battery can operate independently for up to 120 hours and requires 2-4 hours charging time.

Delta cargo vice president Shawn Cole, said: “The introduction of the Opticooler provides our customers with more choice when looking for reliable container options to support the growing global demand for pharma and vaccine shipments. Alongside our joint venture partners, Air France-KLM Cargo, we can now offer our customers a seamless experience across the trans-Atlantic, helping to keep supply chains moving and ensuring the safe delivery of temperature sensitive shipments during the current pandemic.”

Managing director of DoKaSch Temperature Solutions Andreas Seitz the agreement with Delta would provide more options for shippers of sensitive pharmaceutical goods, which is especially important for the upcoming transport of vaccines against COVID-19.