IAG Cargo signs rental container agreement with Va-Q-tec

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IAG Cargo has signed a global rental container agreement with Va-Q-tec – to use for the transportation of temperature sensitive cargo products.

IAG says it allows customers to utilise Va-Q-tainers to move their cargo in a “safe and cost efficient way”.

The Va-Q-tainers deployed will provide temperature controlled solutions for six temperature ranges ranging from -70 degrees Celsius to +25 degrees Celsius in five container sizes and will be used as an advance passive shipping solution.

IAG says the units are a cutting-edge face change material which, when placed in the correct environment, allows the coolant to be re-charged; which provides a consistent layer of protection from temperature deviation.

In addition, Va-Q-tainers have no electrical input, instead deploying a phase change material, which makes them well suited to be shipped worldwide. As a result, Va-Q-tainers do not require the same level of moderation as active shipments throughout the journey, yet still provide deviation-free shipping of temperature sensitive pharmaceutical and biotechnological goods.

IAG Cargo global head of pharmaceuticals and life sciences, Alan Dorling says: “This agreement offers our customers wanting to ship temperature sensitive goods an excellent and cost efficient solution.

“With consistent year on year growth in Constant Climate shipments, we are continually investing in innovative customer solutions that match our own high standards; as such we are fully confident that this agreement will be welcomed by customers looking to ship pharmaceuticals across the globe.”

Va-Q-tec managing director, Dominic Hyde adds: “We are delighted to partner with IAG Cargo.  The broad network offered by IAG Cargo and the integrated Va-Q-tainer rental option will provide pharma shippers with a reliable door to door temperature controlled solution that meets challenging requirements for global health care flows.”