Swiss WorldCargo successfully transports first shipment from Zurich to New York

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Swiss WorldCargo, the air cargo division of Swiss International Air Lines, is proud to be the first airline to have successfully carried out a commercial shipment between Zurich (ZRH) and New York (JFK) with an Envirotainer Releye® RLP container onboard.

The shipment was transported on flight LX 14 on August 3, departing at 13.20h local time and landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) at 16:10h local time. Ahead of the flight, the Envirotainer Releye® RLP and its shipment were loaded into the belly of a Swiss International Air Lines Boeing 777-300ER. The container held a care-intensive shipment from a leading pharmaceutical company, requiring a specific temperature range.

“We are proud to have successfully carried out the first shipment of an Envirotainer Releye® RLP from Switzerland, and look forward to welcoming this container into our product portfolio,” said Lorenzo Stoll, Head of Cargo at Swiss International Air Lines. “The RLP helps showcase Swiss WorldCargo as the premier carrier of choice for the transport of temperature-sensitive, care-intensive pharmaceutical goods. Additionally, the RLP offers reduced CO2 emissions and improved environmental performance through a lightweight material design. This fully aligns with our own focus on sustainable operations and continued reduction of our carbon footprint.”

Swiss WorldCargo recently approved the Envirotainer Releye® RLP container for usage and will add it to its portfolio in the coming weeks. This complements its selection of previous generation Envirotainer containers.


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