Qatar Airways signs deal to use DoKaSch Opticooler containers

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Qatar Airways Cargo has enhanced its pharma services by signing an agreement with DoKaSch Temperature Solutions to use its Opticooler range of containers.

The Active Cool Containers RAP and RKN Opticooler are equipped with electric, battery-powered cooling compressors and heaters and require no dry ice.

The solution safeguards the efficacy of vita pharmaceuticals throughout the transportation chain, and the containers keep the cargo within a temperature range of 2 and 8 degrees Celsius or 15 to 25 degrees.

The system features a straightforward touchscreen interface, making the temperature setting extremely dependable.

Qatar Airways chief officer for cargo, Ulrich Ogiermann says: “We understand the intricacies of a seamless cool chain and always aim to provide value to our customers. Through this agreement with DoKaSch, we have now expanded our active container offering for customers, presenting our business partners with more options to transport their pharmaceuticals globally.”

DoKaSch Temperature Solutions managing director, Andreas Seitz says: “We are very pleased to make our Opticooler® containers available through one of the world’s largest international cargo carriers. We are convinced that with Qatar Airways Cargo’s extensive and rapidly-growing network, and our joint commitment to quality and customer satisfaction, this partnership will provide a great solution for the global Pharma cool chain.”

Qatar Airways Cargo has announced a brand new Climate Conrol Centre, a 2,470 square metre airside transit facility for temperature sensitive cargo featuring two temperature controlled zones operated at 2 to 8 and 15 to 25 degrees with a capacity to hold a total of 156 unit load devices at any one time.

Pharmaceutical volumes across Qatar Airways Cargo’s network grew 42 per cent in 2016-17 compared to 2015-16.