Air, Freight News

Releye RLP gets a big sister – the Releye RAP

[ February 10, 2022   //   ]

Envirotainerhas launched its Releye RAP temperature-controlled airfreight container, complemented by its new Control Tower managed service. With a five-pallet capacity, it is the largest of the company’s new generation Releye containers and is designed to meet the strictest requirements for pharmaceuticals. Integrated live monitoring gives insight into product condition, location and progress of the shipment, says Envirotainer.

Based on the same platform and technology as the three-pallet Releye RLP launched in 2021, the Releye RAP is the second in a family of temperature-controlled containers that Envirotainer is developing. Envirotainer says it offers the largest internal volume for temperature-controlled air freight shipments, and hence makes more efficient use of air cargo capacity, achieving the best total landed cost and  the lowest CO2 footprint in the industry.

The Envirotainer Control Tower service is a global team of operators that follow shipments’ every move, ready to respond within minutes to any critical event. The service is included with all Releye leases.

Swiss WorldCargo, a major carrier of intensive care pharmaceutical shipments, will shortly become one of the first carriers to shortly approve the Releye RAP container and add it to its portfolio. Its Head of cargo at Swiss International Air Lines, Lorenzo Stoll, said: “We really appreciate our close partnership with Envirotainer and are proud to be at the forefront to soon operate the new Envirotainer Releye RAP and welcoming it into our temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals solutions portfolio.

“The Releye RAP sets a new benchmark for temperature-controlled five-pallet solutions. It combines newest technology and reaches outstanding CO2 reductions per shipment. This fully aligns with our own focus on sustainable offering and continued reduction of the carbon footprint.”

Envirotainer chief executive Peter Gisel-Ekdahl, commented: “When we launched the new Releye RLP in May 2021, we raised the bar in cold chain transportation to new heights of control, monitoring and autonomy. Now, with the launch of Releye RAP, we raise the bar yet another notch in terms of value and sustainability.”

Chief business development officer, Fredrik Linnér, added: “The COVID-19 pandemic is ongoing. Air cargo capacity is constrained and there’s a huge demand for intercontinental shipments. Organisations that qualify the Releye RAP will secure access to the most cost-efficient and sustainable solution for temperature-controlled airfreight.”