Ethiopian Cargo to use DoKaSch's Opticooler for temperature-sensitive shipments
February 8, 2018: Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services is the latest client for DoKaSch Temperature Solutions, the provider of climate-controlled solutions for air cargo. Recently, the fastest growing and largest airline in Africa and the German ULD provider signed a master agreement for its Opticooler.
“We are very glad to offer our customers a highly reliable packaging solution to transport temperature-sensitive shipments with DoKaSch’s Opticooler,” says Fitsum Abady, MD Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services. “In this fast growing and strongly competitive market, it is important that we offer our customers the best packaging solution for their sensitive cargo."
Recently, the largest state-of-the-art cargo terminal of the African continent was inaugurated at Addis Ababa the airport the main hub of Ethiopian Airlines.
The inauguration of this state of cargo terminal fitted with latest technology and compartmentalized temperature controlled storage facilities will enhance the handling of temperature-sensitive cargo shipments such as pharmaceuticals, life sciences, etc. Since February, Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services offers DoKaSch’s active container, the Opticooler, to fly these goods through the hub of the airline to and from Africa.
The Opticooler is equipped with battery powered cooling compressors and heaters as well as a self-regulating temperature control, so that the temperature of sensitive goods, in particular pharmaceuticals such as insulin and vaccines, stay well within range at any point in the storage area.
Andreas Seitz, managing director of DoKaSch Temperature Solutions, says, “Ethiopian Airlines is the most successful African carrier and their hub in Addis Ababa develops very positive regarding the cargo handlings. Therefore, we are very pleased, that we could expand our African network by signing the master agreement with Ethiopian Airlines.”