Qatar Airways adds CSafe’s new RAP container across its expanding pharma network
March 1, 2018: In order bolster its commitment to meet high standards in handling pharmaceutical shipments, Qatar Airways Cargo’s pharma solutions recently incorporated CSafe’s newest RAP container.
The RAP unit is perfectly suited to handle large volume of pharma shipments.
Guillaume Halleux, acting chief officer cargo of Qatar Airways said: “A seamless cool chain is paramount to maintain efficacy of vital pharmaceuticals. By introducing CSafe’s new RAP container in our product offerings, we have taken a step further towards maintaining high standards in handling pharmaceutical shipments. The new active container is an ideal addition in our QR Pharma solution, which will offer our clients with unprecedented temperature reliability, product stability over longer distances and time span, including large payload capacity.”
“In the recent past, Qatar Airways Cargo has evolved as an industry leader in the transportation of temperature-sensitive healthcare products by air,” said Brad Jennings, vice president of marketing and partner management, CSafe Global.
“The addition of CSafe RAP into the Qatar Airways Cargo portfolio marks an important new chapter in its growth of relationship and collaboration with one of the world’s leading cargo carriers. We are excited about this opportunity to strengthen the QR Pharma service offering with the addition of our new CSafe RAP active container solution,” said Jennings.
The CSafe RAP utilises innovative heating and compressor-driven cooling technologies along with advanced ThermoCor VIP insulation to eliminate the payload risks associated with extreme ambient temperature conditions and long-duration shipments.
It’s the only Federal Aviation Administration and European Aviation Safety Agency approved active compressor-driven container permitted in both the upper deck and lower deck cargo sections of commercial aircraft.
The CSafe RAP has unmatched operational capabilities, that maintains constant payload temperatures even at extreme ambient temperatures between -30 and +54 degree Celsius.
It’s not only powered with state-of-the art technologies, but it also offers the largest RAP capacity in the industry with a max payload volume of 6.68m3, thereby easily accommodating up to four standard US-pallets or five standard Euro-pallets.
The CSafe RAP has an extended battery life well over 100 hours, which outperforms competitive active systems.
Currently, Qatar Airways Cargo’s pharma network spans across over 70 destinations around the world, and helps meet the growing air freight requirements in the pharmaceutical industry where time and temperature management are of paramount importance.
The cargo carrier ensures a complete quality audit and exacting training modules at each of its pharma stations. In addition to the CSafe range of containers, the cargo carrier’s customers can also choose from a range of active containers, such as Envirotainer, DoKaSch and va-Q-tec to transport their pharmaceuticals across the cargo carrier’s extensive global network.