United Cargo signs lease agreement with Sonoco ThermoSafe


United Cargo has signed a global lease agreement with Sonoco ThermoSafe, allowing TempControl customers to lease PharmaPort 360 bulk shipping containers directly from the airline.

The PharmaPort 360 is the industry’s only active temperature-controlled container with a fully integrated Federal Aviation Administration approved telemetry system, providing real-time, cloud-based data, precisely synchronised with GPS location on payload, ambient temperature and key mechanical components.

The PharmaPort 360 utilises proprietary thermal technology to provide precise, long-duration temperature control for the transport of highly valuable biopharmaceutical shipments.

United Cargo president, Jan Krems says: “Along with our relentless focus on speed, reliability and quality, TempControl customers appreciate our drive to ensure our services remain relevant and valuable to the evolving pharmaceutical marketplace.

“We are excited to offer customers the ability to lease the PharmaPort 360, a smart active packaging option, for the safe transport of healthcare material throughout our TempControl network of 68 certified locations.”

Sonoco ThermoSafe Leasing Services director of global business development, Christopher Day says: “With the reach of United Cargo’s TempControl network, this partnership enables the pharmaceutical supply chain to cost-effectively ship across the Americas, EMEIA and Asia Pacific regions. Additionally, Sonoco’s 300+ global locations allow the ThermoSafe division to quickly and efficiently expand the depot network for leasing PharmaPort units across the globe.”