Envirotainer has launched a new container solution and complementary service.
The ‘Releye RAP’ offers a temperature-controlled 5-pallet solution and is the largest of the new generation Releye air freight containers. Envirotainer said the RAP is the only one of its type in the world.
Designed to meet the strictest requirements in pharmaceutical air freight, the integrated live monitoring enables insights into product condition, location and progress of the shipment, the company said.
The container can be monitored and maintained with Envirotainer’s new ‘Control Tower’ service. In it, a global team of operators “follow a shipment’s every move, ready to respond within minutes to any critical event”. The service is included with all Releye leases.
Swiss WorldCargo will shortly approve the Releye RAP container for operations and add it to the company’s portfolio.
“We really appreciate our close partnership with Envirotainer and are proud to be at the forefront to soon operate the new Envirotainer Releye RAP and welcoming it into our temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals solutions portfolio,” said Swiss International Air Lines’ head of cargo Lorenzo Stoll.
“The Releye RAP sets a new benchmark for temperature-controlled 5-pallet solutions, it combines newest technology and reaches outstanding CO2 reductions per shipment. This fully aligns with our own focus on sustainable offering and continued reduction of the carbon footprint.”
Envirotainer’s CEO Peter Gisel-Ekdahl said: “When we launched the new Releye RLP in May 2021, we raised the bar in cold chain transportation to new heights of control, monitoring and autonomy. Now, with the launch of Releye RAP, we raise the bar yet another notch in terms of value and sustainability.”
The company’s chief business development officer Fredrik Linnér added: “The Covid-19 pandemic is ongoing. Air cargo capacity is constrained and there’s a huge demand for intercontinental shipments. In this context, organisations that qualify the Releye RAP will secure access to the most cost-efficient and sustainable solution for temperature-controlled airfreight.”