SkyCell, ABC Airlines expand partnership
June 18, 2019: Swiss-based pharma airfreight container solutions provider SkyCell has expanded partnership with AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) to include SkyCell line of passive containers.
Hence, Russian-all cargo airline has sealed a deal with SkyCell for the lease of all types of SkyCell’s temperature-controlled containers to meet the rising demand in pharmaceutical shipments. At ABC, the global volume for such high-value shipments doubled in Q1 2019 to around 3,500 tonnes.
The SkyCell line of passive containers is capable of keeping the internal temperature within the range of +2° to +8°C and +15°C to +25°C under external temperature excursions from –35°C to +65°C.
“With SkyCell containers we have increased the total number of cold-chain special packaging solutions partners aiming at embracing all leading manufacturers to cater to the needs of different customers. SkyCell data-collection enablement supports our intention to move further with ‘Internet of Things’ penetration into the industry and step aside from peer-to-peer data sharing to information transparency and availability. On top of this, it fosters an extra piece of mind for our customers to have real-time data in one click,” said Fedor Novikov, Deputy general director, Products, AirBridgeCargo Airlines.
For every shipment, SkyCell experts use the SkyCell Transport Planner for risk assessment and define lane SOPs together with the shipper, freight forwarder and airlines, producing a comprehensive lane risk analysis.
AirBridgeCargo has a dedicated product for transport of pharmaceuticals, ABC pharma.