Etihad Cargo to enhance its cool chain service with DoKaSch’s Opticooler
April 18, 2018: Etihad Cargo and DoKaSch Temperature Solutions-a provider of climate-controlled solutions for air cargo have signed a master agreement
April 18, 2018: Etihad Cargo and DoKaSch Temperature Solutions-a provider of climate-controlled solutions for air cargo have signed a master agreement for Opticooler.
The master agreement will allow Etihad Cargo to expand its TempCheck cool chain service offering for temperature controlled pharmaceuticals, as its customers will be able to lease the Opticooler, the “flying warehouse”, from Etihad Cargo.
The Opticooler, a German made, electric airconditioned container, can keep pharmaceuticals exactly within their temperature range, regardless of a tropical summer or arctic winter. Due to redundant components, the Opticooler has a very high fail-safety and is considered to be a reliable product. Just like in a normal warehouse, a constant temperature can be maintained if the Opticooler is occasionally connected to the power grid.
“Our focus in 2018 is “closer customer engagement” and, by adding additional solutions for the most critical, time- and temperature-sensitive shipments, we are moving in the right direction to cater to our customers’ needs, hand in hand with DoKaSch Temperature Solutions,” said Justin Carr, vice president, Etihad Cargo.
“We offer a specially designed product using the latest equipment, processes and SOPs to keep the cargo’s integrity and make sure it arrives in the quickest possible time adhering to the highest compliance guidelines,” Carr added.
Meanwhile Andreas Seitz, managing director of DoKaSch Temperature Solutions said, “With Etihad Cargo we are able to expand our service network for Opticoolers further. All leading airlines of the Middle East are now our partners as they want to offer their clients the most reliable packaging solution to transport highly temperature-sensitive air cargo shipments.”
Apart from its cargo hub in Abu Dhabi, the agreement between DoKaSch Temperature Solutions and Etihad Cargo makes the Opticooler being available at Etihad Cargo´s whole network across more than 90 destinations in over 50 countries.
Photo Caption: (L-R) Etihad Manager Cargo, Pharmaceuticals, Miguel Rodríguez and DoKaSch CEO Andreas Seitz