United Cargo approves usage of Envirotainer Releye RLP

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Envirotainer, the cold chain solutions provider for air transportation of pharmaceuticals, has announced that United Cargo has approved the Envirotainer Releye RLP for usage on their fleet of aircrafts. With this approval, United Cargo can now transport the entire suite of Envirotainer’s active units on the airline’s network increasing their capacity to meet customers’ demands for temperature-controlled, high-quality and fully connected, ULD solutions.

The Envirotainer Releye RLP is a LD11-sized unit with a unique air flow technology for maximum temperature stability in the cargo bay. The RLP-size fits 3-euro pallets (or 2-US pallets) and fills a strategic gap between the larger RAP-size and the smaller RKN-size allowing for increase efficiency by mixing and matching sizes based on shipment volume. The Releye RLP uses rechargeable batteries to power its electric heating and compressor cooling system and can power its system for over 170 hours on a single charge.

With its unique feature set, the Releye RLP sets a new standard for secure cold chain solutions bringing a temperature-controlled air freight container to market with a new footprint, industry-leading autonomy and fully integrated live monitoring.

“It is with great pride we today welcome United Cargo as the first FAA approved carrier of our latest innovation, the new Envirotainer Releye RLP container,” says Don Harrison, head of Global Key Accounts, Airlines at Envirotainer. He continued, “United and Envirotainer have partnered on cold chain logistics for over 15 years, so we are excited to provide the Releye RLP container to United so that they can further broaden their existing portfolio of solutions, especially during this ongoing pandemic when capacity is a challenge.“

"We are proud to be the first North American carrier to approve the new Envirotainer Releye RLP unit. This gives our TempControl customers another option to ship critical life-saving pharmaceuticals to any corner of the globe at the desired temperature,” said Manu Jacobs, United Cargo’s Director of Specialty Products. “The Releye container sets a new standard for secure cold chain transport at a time when the biopharma industry is looking for groundbreaking solutions.”


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