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Emirates, Cathay Pacific approve Envirotainer Releye RLP container

June 21, 2021: The cold chain solutions provider for air transportation of pharmaceuticals, Envirotainer, today announced that Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Dubai-based Emirates airline, has approved the use of the Environtainer Releye RLP container on its aircraft fleet.

The RLP-size fits 3-euro pallets (or 2-US pallets) and fills a gap between the larger RAP-size and the smaller RKN-size allowing for increase efficiency by mixing and matching sizes based on shipment volume. (Photo: Envirotainer)
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The RLP-size fits 3-euro pallets (or 2-US pallets) and fills a gap between the larger RAP-size and the smaller RKN-size allowing for increase efficiency by mixing and matching sizes based on shipment volume. (Photo: Envirotainer)

June 21, 2021: The cold chain solutions provider for air transportation of pharmaceuticals, Envirotainer, today announced that Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Dubai-based Emirates airline, has approved the use of the Environtainer Releye RLP container on its aircraft fleet.

Cathay Pacific Cargo also recently approved and became the first Asian air cargo carrier to offer the Envirotainer Releye RLP for carriage on its aircraft fleet.

“The Envirotainer Releye RLP is an LD11-sized unit with a unique airflow technology for maximum temperature stability in the cargo bay. The RLP-size fits 3-euro pallets (or 2-US pallets) and fills a gap between the larger RAP-size and the smaller RKN-size allowing for increase efficiency by mixing and matching sizes based on shipment volume, reads the release.

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.

Don Harrison, head of global key accounts, airlines at Envirotainer, said, “We are delighted to welcome Emirates, one of the leading global air cargo carriers, as the most recent airline to approve the Releye® RLP. With the new Releye® RLP, Emirates can offer their customers the best active, fully connected, solution on their fleet of over 250 widebody aeroplanes,” says.

Henrik Ambak, Emirates senior vice president, cargo operations Worldwide, said, “Emirates SkyCargo has been leading the airfreight industry in the transportation of temperature-sensitive goods. Even during the Covid-19 pandemic, we have continued to fly hundreds of tonnes of pharmaceuticals, vaccines and other critical shipments every day on our aircraft. As a customer-focused organisation, we are always looking to offer the best in market equipment to complement our fit for purpose GDP certified infrastructure for the transportation of critical temperature-sensitive commodities. Integrating the Envirotainer Releye RLP container into our portfolio allows us to expand the range of solutions we offer to our customers and set a new standard for secure cold chain transport at a time when the biopharma industry is looking for groundbreaking solutions.”

Frosti Lau, general manager cargo service delivery, Cathay Pacific, said, “Cathay Pacific is delighted to be the first Asian carrier to approve the new Envirotainer Releye® RLP container unit. “It will allow us to offer yet more choice to our customers for transporting temperature-sensitive shipments: which is especially important at this moment when vaccines and other life-saving pharmaceutical shipments are in such critical demand in different parts of the world. The advanced cool-chain technology that has gone into the design of the Releye RLP container is an example of the innovation that will help move our industry forward.”

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