Cathay Pacific and va-Q-tec ink global rental agreement
March 20, 2018: Cathay Pacific Cargo has announced a new partnership with va-Q-tec, a leading provider of thermal packaging solutions for temperature
March 20, 2018: Cathay Pacific Cargo has announced a new partnership with va-Q-tec, a leading provider of thermal packaging solutions for temperature controlled transportation. va-Q-tec’s advanced passive thermal containers, which are designed to maintain a constant temperature during transportation for more than five days, will be an addition to Cathay Pacific Cargo’s Pharma LIFT portfolio by providing its global customers with solutions for moving life-saving pharmaceuticals by air freight.
Cathay Pacific, general manager cargo service delivery, Frosti Lau said, “We are delighted to partner with va-Q-tec in offering an innovative passive solution directly to our customers. These advanced passive thermal containers can offer steady temperature-controlled conditions for several days without requiring external energy sources. Coupled with Cathay Pacific Cargo’s extensive network, we are confident the containers will benefit our customers around the world.”
Cathay Pacific general manager cargo – South Asia, Middle East and Africa, Anand Yedery says, “From an air freight point of view India is a very big Passive pharmaceutical market. This partnership with va-Q-tec will strengthen our Pharma Lift product further and thereby provide our customers a range of options to transport their temperature sensitive pharmaceutical shipments.”
The thermal containers are available in five different sizes, taking up to two US pallets inside, and in six different temperature ranges, from -60°C to +25°C. They guarantee safe temperature-controlled transportation for the pharmaceutical, healthcare and medical sectors.