United Cargo announces global partnership agreement for the Sonoco ThermoSafe Pegasus ULD
Portfolio includes over 15 leasable container options designed to keep cargo cool or at controlled room temperature
United Cargo announced a state-of-the-art addition to its temperature-sensitive container offering by leasing the new Sonoco ThemoSafe Pegasus ULD® temperature-controlled bulk shipping container.
United Cargo's portfolio now includes more than 15 leasable container options designed to keep cargo cool or at a controlled room temperature.
The Sonoco ThermoSafe's Pegasus ULD® is the world's first FAA and EASA-approved passive bulk temperature-controlled ULD container for pharmaceutical use, which enables it to speed through international air freight handling and customs processes at the lowest possible cost. With a focus on sustainability, the Pegasus ULD® is engineered with composite materials, offering a lighter solution that is also substantially more damage-resistant than traditional metal containers. Additionally, the Pegasus ULD® contains a fully integrated, FAA-approved telemetry system providing real-time, cloud-based data on payload and ambient temperature and key environmental factors, precisely synchronized with GPS location.
"We're pleased to offer the Pegasus ULD® to our customers and provide them with even more options to transport their temperature-controlled shipments all over the world. Our extensive cold chain shipping solutions, combined with the introduction of this sustainable and efficient container into our service offerings, demonstrates our mutual commitment to the safe and efficient transport of these critical shipments," explains Manu Jacobs, Director of Specialty Products at United Cargo.
Sonoco ThermoSafe, a unit of Sonoco is one of the largest global providers of temperature assurance packaging for the safe and efficient transport of pharmaceuticals, biologics, vaccines and other temperature-sensitive products.
"We're excited to partner with United Cargo. Healthcare companies can access the Pegasus ULD more readily thanks to United Cargo's extensive global network of temperature control stations in the US and around the world", said Bourji Mourad, who heads Logistics and Partner Management for Sonoco ThermoSafe's Bulk Rental Group.
United Cargo's global lease agreement with Sonoco provides TempControl customers the option to lease the Pegasus ULD® container directly from United Cargo. TempControl customers seeking more information about leasing the Sonoco ThermoSafe Pegasus ULD® containers are encouraged to contact their United Cargo sales professional.