Cargolux links up with SkyCell for temperature controlled containers


Cargolux Airlines International and SkyCell have teamed up in a global container rental partnership to offer pharma customers an enhanced service with SkyCell’s temperature controlled containers.

The transport containers can safely transport pharma products in the 2-8C and 15-25C ranges in outside temperatures between -35C and +65C over multiple days.

The containers boost Cargolux’s cool chain transport services that also offer personal attention, detailed tracking and temperature monitoring for its customers.

Cargolux manager global product, Stavros Evangelakakis says: “The hybrid function of the SkyCell containers compensate for issues we encounter at destinations where the facilities cannot accommodate pharma shipments that require stringent temperature segregations.”

He adds: “The SkyCell containers’ lower weight and higher net volume also ensure that we effectively reduce our CO2 emissions while its 100% recyclable components contribute to our lean philosophy and underline our sense of responsibility for the environment, all while heightening our service quality.”

Cargolux operates a fleet of Boeing 747 Freighters from its base at Luxembourg Airport, and features a modern pharma and healthcare shipment centre, operated by partner LuxairCargo.

It says the 747 fleet ensures safe, fast and efficient transport of high-value, temperature-sensitive shipments across its global network, and adding SkyCell’s containers to its portfolio gives Cargolux an additional effective tool that benefits its customers’ specialised requirements.