All Nippon Airways and SkyCell to support Japan import needs

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Japan’s largest airline All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Skycell, the manufacturer of innovative hybrid pharmaceutical containers, partner to support pharmaceutical customers shipping in and out of Japan in a safe, secure, and sustainable way. 

This announcement came right after ANA partnered with the global transport and logistics provider Scan Global Logistics for the international transportation of COVID-19 vaccines manufactured in Japan.

The partnership with SkyCell will also see the airline reach more of its sustainability goals. ANA expects there to be stronger demand for sustainability in the future, and can offer its customers more sustainable shipping options through SkyCell.

Chiara Venuti, business development director and Airline Partners, SkyCell, comments: “We at SkyCell are proud to partner with ANA to show our commitment to supporting the Japanese market, and ensure vital medicines reach their destinations fast and without spoilage. When shipping vital pharmaceutical products, there is no room for error. We have created a complete solution that ensures shipments can be safely transported from production to patients around the world.”

SkyCell will be supporting ANA with its dedicated pharmaceutical containers across different temperature ranges to cover customers’ various needs. SkyCell containers maintain internal temperature stability in external conditions from as low as -30°C to as high as +70°C. 

Dai Yuasa, senior vice president of Global Marketing, ANA Cargo, comments: “We are very glad to announce our new partnership with SkyCell. As the first Japanese IATA CEIV Pharma certified airline since 2017, we have been expanding our capabilities to transport temperature-controlled pharmaceuticals at the global standard and beyond. Especially through this COVID-19 situation, now more than ever, transporting pharmaceuticals safely is a social mission for every process involved in the chain. We want to provide every customers’ needs for various pharmaceuticals including vaccines. The addition of SkyCell to our product lineup is our commitment to our valued customers.”


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