Air Canada Cargo to use Envirotainer Releye RLP/RAP containers
Containers enter service after inauguration of new cold chain handling facility at Toronto Pearson Intl Airport.
Air Canada Cargo will be the first Canadian operator to use the new live monitored, temperature-controlled certified aircraft containers, the Envirotainer Releye RLP and RAP as part of the AC Absolute solution.
"The Releye RLP and RAP containers are designed to meet the strictest requirements in pharmaceutical air freight. With their unsurpassed 170 hours of autonomy (more than one week) on a single battery charge, it will maintain the temperature and protect the cargo longer than any other available solution," says a release from Air Canada Cargo.
These containers enter service following the recent inauguration of Air Canada Cargo's new cold chain handling facility at its Toronto Pearson International Airport hub, the release added.
The Releye RLP and RAP containers are equipped with 18 integrated sensors that monitor important aspects during shipping including location, internal and external temperature, battery level, humidity, door openings, cargo loaded, and GPS so customers can track their shipments in real time.
Air Canada is CEIV Pharma certified by IATA, which signifies that the airline meets the highest standards of safety, security, compliance and efficiency in the transport of pharmaceuticals, the release said.
Air Canada Cargo is Canada's largest air cargo provider by capacity with presence in over 50 countries and self-handled hubs in Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Chicago, London, and Frankfurt. As the dedicated air freight division of Air Canada, Air Canada Cargo offers connectivity to hundreds of destinations across six continents.