Envirotainer’s RAP e2 containers completes 100 trips worldwide protecting nearly 3 million vials of medicine
Envirotainer has announced the 100th commercial delivery of its RAP e2 containers, unit number 162. Since its maiden journey from Amsterdam to New York in 2013, it has traveled around the world 25 times while protecting nearly 3 million vials of medicine.
As one of the most advanced temperature-controlled air freight containers, the RAP e2 #162 landed in Atlanta in May 2021 after having boarded 29 different airlines and visiting 31 countries. During this 8-year journey the RAP e2 #162 has been supporting 44 different pharmaceutical companies whilst being handled by 26 freight forwarding partners – and still it made 100 successful deliveries with zero temperature deviation.
For a unit to last that long, solid sustainable construction is required. RAP e2 was built in 2013 and is an active recyclable 5 EU pallet size with electric heating and cooling technology that is sought after given the current capacity restraints in the air freight during the pandemic. Since its inception, the RAP e2 container has proven its robustness, having performed many thousands of real-life pharmaceutical shipments with 0 percent product loss.
An economic and environmentally sustainable unit
This particular RAP e2 has been used and reused, and its other RAP e2 units are not far behind, this is just one of the many thousands of reusable active containers. Using the space efficient and CO2 effective RAP e2 instead of passive solutions for these shipments has saved the world over 10,000 tons CO2 emission. The reduction in emissions is equivalent of driving a car 1,020 times around the world.
One hundred trips with this one particular unit are a substantial journey, but RAP e2 container #162 is far from retirement, the company said.