Etihad Cargo to use lightweight containers for delivering pharmaceuticals

2021/06/21 at 8:15 AM

Etihad Cargo, a freight division of the second-largest airline in the United Arab Emirates, will use lightweight containers from SkyCell. This will allow the airline from Abu Dhabi to improve its pharmaceutical logistics and make it much more sustainable. The innovative boxes provide a wide range of temperatures from -80 to +25 degrees Celsius.

Etihad Cargo has recently added the hybrid and lightweight containers designed and produced by SkyCell. The Swiss manufacturer will assist Etihad Cargo in enhancing the airline’s temperature-controlled pharmaceutical supply chain. It is expected that the novelty will assist the Abu Dhabi-based company to reduce its carbon footprint by up to 50 per cent.

An aircraft of Etihad Cargo with SkyCell’s container, source: Etihad Cargo

Moreover, SkyCell-developed containers will also allow Etihad Cargo to optimise its supply chains by using data to predict and control risk as well as mitigate hazards, thanks to IoT tracking sensors. By choosing SkyCell, Etihad Cargo will have a solution that is engineered to function within the extreme conditions faced by modern supply chains, monitor their cargo and reduce their carbon footprint.

HOPE Consortium

SkyCell and Etihad Cargo are both members of the HOPE Consortium – a UAE-based public-private partnership offering a unique end-to-end supply chain solution capable of delivering large quantities of vaccines, from production to patients, anywhere in the world, safely, transparently, and efficiently. With this alliance SkyCell will be offering customers increased flexibility, solutions, and peace of mind when transporting vital pharma products across the world.

“When shipping pharmaceutical products, there should be no room for error. Our innovative containers will give pharma clients peace of mind when shipping their valuable goods. We are excited to be working with Etihad Cargo to help enhance pharmaceutical logistics and the supply chain,” explained Chiara Venuti, the head of Airline Partners at SkyCell.

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