TAP Cargo, the Cargo division of TAP Portugal, the leading Portuguese carrier, have announced the signing of a global rental agreement with va-Q-tec, the leading provider of high-performance thermal containers for temperature-controlled transport of pharmaceuticals.
The combination of TAP Portugal’s unique routes and va-Q-tec advanced passive container rental services provides significant benefits to pharmaceutical customers enabling deviation-free transportation of temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals, the carrier said.
Katharina Leibacher, business development director at va-Q-tec, said: “The partnership with TAP is important for va-Q-tec and our customers serving the pharmaceutical market in Brazil. TAP Cargo provides a direct and unique gateway from Europe to Brazilian pharma hubs, like Brasilia, which is strongly demanded by the market.”
The high-quality transport containers, called ‘va-Q-tainer’ deployed by va-Q-tec, provide temperature controlled solutions for six temperature ranges from -70°C to +25°C in five sizes, taking up to two US pallets inside.
These advanced passive thermal containers made by va-Q-tec offer constant temperature control for several days without using external energy sources. This award winning technology enables deviation-free shipments of temperature sensitive goods worldwide.
“Brazil is a big pharma consumer market, importing high value pharmaceuticals from Europe and other markets”, added Rita Costa Silva, responsible for Business Development of TAP Cargo: “The container rental agreement with va-Q-tec marks a milestone to providing customers with advanced options for the safe transport of cool chain air freight,” she said.