All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Innovation thru Energy have launched PRIO IB Fixed Temp services, allowing temperature-controlled shipments to retain necessary temperatures for up to 100 hours.
Using the PRIO IB Fixed Temp’s IceBattery, temperature ranges can be maintained for up to 100 hours if the range is between 2C and 8C. The other temperature ranges are -20C – -15C and -25C – -20C using LD3 size cargo containers and two different sizes of chill box.
The IceBattery is described as an eco-friendly product, and unlike dry ice, there are no dangerous handling or environmental issues associated with the emission of carbon dioxide.
ANA says the technology makes it possible to transport air cargo at stable temperatures for products such as fresh food, pharmaceuticals and semiconductors, which it says customers had given up on airfreight due to difficulties maintaining temperatures.
The Japanese carrier adds the service will be available on flights departing from Japan on 28 September.