Air Cargo Management

American Airlines Cargo approves DoKaSch’s Opticooler


DoKaSch Temperature Solutions has achieved technical approval for its Opticooler RKN active containers with American Airlines Cargo.

It means that on all flights operated by the US carrier, forwarders can now use the temperature-controlled packaging solution.

Opticoolers are available in two sizes: as RAP, providing space for four CP 1 pallets (or five euro-pallets) and as smaller RKN versions for one CP 1 pallet (or any standard US pallet, up to max. 48 inches x 48 inches).

Eric Mathieu, head of customer experience at American Airlines Cargo, said: “The technical approval of the Opticooler RKN, along with the well-established approval of the Opticooler RAP is an excellent addition to our existing options for transporting temperature-sensitive cargo.

“It gives our pharmaceutical customers a reliable option for safely transporting their sensitive shipments in a highly regulated market. The Opticooler meets our high standards and supports our global cold chain network.”

Electrically powered and fully air conditioned, the Opticoolers can cool as well as heat without using dry ice.

Batteries allow a continuous operation of the container when grid power is not available. Thus, they can transport valuable and sensitive pharmaceuticals without any concern for temperature excursions.

They can also be used as temporary storage facilities if adequate infrastructure is not available.

Andreas Seitz, managing director of DoKaSch TS, said: “The USA is one of the biggest and most important export market for pharmaceuticals.

“The technical approval by US carrier American Airlines Cargo is therefore an important step for our growth strategy in the region.

“It gives even more pharmaceutical shippers in the US easy and trouble-free access to our Opticoolers for the global distribution of their high-value and high-risk cargo.

“Combined with our high availability and reliability, the Opticooler ‘Made in Germany’ contributes greatly to the reliability of the global cold chain.”

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