El Al Israel Airlines has signed a master rental agreement with DoKaSch Temperature Solutions for the usage of ‘Opticooler’ containers.
The airline will benefit from the active cooling container for its pharmaceutical shipments to and from Israel, DoKaSch said, being able to safely transport temperature-sensitive products to and from its headquarters at Ben Gurion Airport in the belly of its passenger fleet as well as a dedicated cargo aircraft.
El Al serves 42 destinations and has agreements with airlines and freight forwarding companies on various continents.
Moshe Popovich, pharma manager at El Al Cargo Division, commented: “Pharmaceuticals are the fastest growing market segment in the air cargo industry. However, temperature fluctuations during transport can pose a serious threat to the integrity of these sensitive products. As Israel’s national airline with an extensive global network, an efficient and reliable cold chain service is therefore crucial for us.
“The master rental agreement with DoKaSch Temperature Solutions supports our high standards in this area and enables us to offer our customers stable and high-quality transportation for their pharmaceutical shipments.”
DoKaSch Temperature Solutions’ global marketing manager and business development manager Israel Dor Saidof said: “Israel is a competitive and rapidly developing market that has become a key area for multinational companies. Air transport plays a vital role here since no freight is transported out of the country by road or rail. The master rental agreement with El Al Airlines now opens up further possibilities for the market to ship their temperature-sensitive goods to and from Israel. Especially in a country with a hot climate like Israel, it is essential that the packaging solution can reliably protect the sensitive goods.”
DoKaSch’s managing director Andreas Seitz stated: “The new master rental agreement with El Al Airlines is an important addition to our partner network and significantly increases the availability of our Opticoolers on routes to and from the important Israeli market. By providing our Opticoolers for El Al, we are able to support reliable cool chain capacities and the supply of lifesaving medicines in the region and globally.”
Main image, from left to right: Moshe Popovich, pharma desk manager, cargo division (El Al); Andreas Seitz, managing director (DoKaSch); Moshe ben Haviv, Europe commercial manager, GSA & interline manager (El Al); Axel Beckmann, managing director (EuroCargoAviation); Philipp Wagner, team leader El Al cargo operations (EuroCargoAviation); Marc Krüger, airline partner manager (DoKaSch); and Dor Saidof, business development manager – Israel (DoKaSch)