Qatar Airways Cargo’s pharma solution now includes CSafe’s newest RAP container, which is particularly suited for large volume pharma shipments. Use of the RAP container has been approved by the cargo carrier’s team of pharma specialists for use across its expanding pharma network.
“A seamless cool chain is paramount to maintain the efficacy of vital pharmaceuticals,” said Qatar Airways acting chief officer cargo, Guillaume Halleux. “By introducing CSafe’s new RAP container in our product offering, we take our commitment in maintaining high standards in handling pharmaceuticals a step further. The new ‘active’ container is an ideal addition to our QR Pharma solution, offering our clients unprecedented temperature reliability, product stability over longer distances and time span including large payload capacity.”
Brad Jennings, vice president of Marketing and Partner Management for CSafe Global said: “In a few short years, Qatar Airways Cargo has become an industry leader in the transportation of temperature-sensitive healthcare products by air.
“The addition of the CSafe RAP into the Qatar Airways Cargo portfolio inaugurates an important new chapter in the growth of the relationship and collaboration with one of the world’s leading cargo carrier. We are certainly excited about this opportunity to strengthen the QR Pharma service offering with the addition of our new CSafe RAP active container solution.”
The CSafe RAP utilises heating and compressor-driven cooling technologies together with advanced ThermoCor VIP insulation to eliminate the payload risks associated with extreme ambient temperature conditions and long-duration shipments. It is the only Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approved active compressor-driven container permitted in both the upper deck and lower deck cargo sections of commercial aircraft.
The CSafe RAP can maintain constant payload temperatures even at extreme ambient temperatures from -30°C to +54°C. It also offers what Csafe says is the largest RAP capacity in the industry with a max payload volume of 6.68 m3, thereby accommodating up to four standard US-pallets or five standard Euro-pallets. The CSafe RAP has an extended battery life well over 100 hours, which outperforms competitive active systems, CSafe added.
Today, Qatar Airways Cargo’s pharma network spans more than 70 destinations around the world and helps meet the growing air freight requirements in the pharmaceutical industry where time and temperature management are of paramount importance. The cargo carrier ensures a complete quality audit and exacting training modules at each of its pharma stations.
In addition to the CSafe range of containers, the cargo carrier’s customers can also choose from a range of active containers such as Envirotainer, DoKaSch and va-Q-tec to transport their pharmaceuticals across the cargo carrier’s extensive global network.