Swiss WorldCargo signs container partnership with va-Q-tec

SWISS head of cargo, Ashwin Bhat (left), with va-Q-tec managing director, Dominic Hyde

Swiss WorldCargo has signed a partnership agreement with va-Q-tec for passive cold chain containers to support pharmaceutical manufacturers and forwarders shipping temperature sensitive products.

The partnership was signed at SWISS’s Zurich headquarters on 18 April by va-Q-tec managing director, Dominic Hyde and SWISS head of cargo, Ashwin Bhat. va-Q-tec’s portfolio includes five container sizes taking up to two pallets inside and temperature ranges from -70C – +25C.

Hyde says: “va-Q-tec has been requested by pharma customers to establish a partnership with Swiss WorldCargo to enable direct container rentals. Many pharma shippers and forwarders see the cargo division of SWISS as a strategic partner for reliably transporting pharmaceuticals and they want the simplicity of ordering the va-Q-tainer containers through the airline directly.”

Bhat says: “With va-Q-tec’s cutting edge containers we welcome the opportunity to offer a more complete, value-added passive solution set to our pharma & healthcare client base worldwide.”

“As a specialist and global leader in the air transportation of high-value and care-intensive shipments, we are excited about the partnership agreement with a leading supplier like va-Q-tec, sharing similar values and reputation for quality and operational excellence.”