Etihad Cargo is to introduce CSafe Global’s latest temperature-controlled container – CSafe RAP – across its widebody and freighter fleet.
The CSafe RAP (pictured below) uses heating and compressor-driven cooling technologies and insulation techniques to maintain constant payload temperatures even at extreme ambient temperatures, according to CSafe Global.
The temperature operating range spans from -30°C to +54°C, which CSafe Global says is the industry’s broadest.
CSafe RAP’s payload compartment of 6.68m3 accommodates up to four standard US pallets or five standard Euro pallets. It also features an extended battery run time of more than 120 hours, according to the manufacturer.
Etihad Cargo is the cargo and logistics arm of the Etihad Aviation Group. It conducted a vigorous testing process before approving the use of the CSafe RAP on its aircrafts.
Etihad Cargo’s manager of Global Cool Chain Solutions Fabrice Panza said: “As an IATA CEIV Pharma certified carrier, we take the transportation and handling of pharmaceutical shipments very seriously, adhering to the strictest processes with the very best in class equipment that ensures the best quality handling in the quickest time.
“The addition of the CSafe RAP further enhances our customer offering by completing our active cool chain portfolio. Through this partnership we are now able to provide the largest and most high-tech solutions of active containers worldwide.
“We are confident as market demands become stronger for vaccines and clinical trials that we are ready to offer quality along with enough capacity to our customers.”
CSafe Global’s CEO Patrick Schafer added: “CSafe has the highest quality and best performing products in the industry, as well as the ability to guarantee availability anywhere in the world. We are delighted to be able to offer this new option to Etihad Cargo’s customers.”
Etihad Cargo is a long-term partner of CSafe Global and provides customers with a number of closed cool-chain solutions under its PharmaLife product, including the CSafe RAP and CSafe RKN. Sale and leasing options for these containers are available through Etihad Cargo.