All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest airline, and DoKaSch Temperature Solutions have signed a Master Rental Agreement. The German specialist for active temperature-controlled packaging solutions is henceforth providing its Opticooler containers to ANA’s PRIO PHARMA, a dedicated product for pharmaceuticals, and PRIO TEMP, a temperature-controlled product for non-pharmaceuticals. By combining ANA’s strong global network with the extremely high reliability and safety of the Opticooler, Japan’s fast-growing pharma and biotech industry gains further important and life-saving access to secure cold chains.
ANA, founded in 1952, is the only combination carrier in Japan with both passenger and freighter aircrafts operating global flights to more than 90 airports from its hubs at Narita and Haneda airport. ANA has been reinforcing its pharmaceuticals transport and started providing PRIO PHARMA in 2012 while acquiring the IATA CEIV certification in 2017 as the first Japanese airline.
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The MRA now provides access to DoKaSch TS’s globally available container fleet. The temperature-controlled packaging solution is available in two sizes: as Opticooler RAP, providing space for five euro pallets and as RKN for one pallet. Redundant systems for electrification and full air-conditioning enable precise heating and cooling without dry ice. Thus, they are able to transport valuable and sensitive pharmaceuticals while avoiding temperature excursions on an extremely high level and with high independence of outside conditions.
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“Securing cold chains are becoming increasingly relevant as Japan’s pharma and biotech industry is growing strong. By introducing the active temperature-controlled Opticooler and with very high level of reliability and safety, we would like to enhance our service level to meet our valued customers’ increasing demand to secure cold chains,” Dai Yuasa, Vice President of Global Marketing, Cargo Marketing & Services, of All Nippon Airways underlined.
“Japan’s strong pharmaceutical and biotech industry continues to strengthen its relevance in the entire Asia-Pacific region as well as globally. With ANA, we are gaining a strong partner with whom we can further expand our Opticooler network both to serve the increasing demand of secure, fast and responsive cold chains in the important Asian market. Together with the opening of our new service station in Narita and the founding of our own Japan subsidiary, the Master Rental Agreement with ANA is another important step in providing Japanese customers in particular with a reliable option for temperature-controlled transports,” Andreas Seitz, Managing Director of DoKaSch Temperature Solutions, added.