United Cargo wins approval for DoKaSch’s Opticooler RKN packaging solution

United Cargo has completed technical approval for use of the temperature controlled packaging solution Opticooler RKN developed by DoKaSch Temperature Solutions.

DoKaSch said the development is a ‘major step forward’ for growth in the US market where the airfreight solution will be used primary in the global pharmaceutical shipments sector.

Opticooler RKN is a smaller version of the Opticooler RAP and will be available for shippers and forwarders on most United wide-bodied international flights.

Andreas Seitz, managing director of DoKaSch Temperature Solutions, said: “Thanks to this cooperation, we are further expanding our established and dispersed global network in the Americas and hence worldwide.

“With its market-leading reliability as well as availability, our Opticooler packaging solution will thereby become available to even more customers in the US as well as worldwide.”

Manu Jacobs, managing director of specialty products at United Cargo, added: “We have always focused on a strong cool chain packing solution within our network because the supply of lifesaving medicines is crucial.

“Thanks to direct connections to some of the most important hubs in the Western Hemisphere, we can provide highly reliable and quick transports to a wide variety of destinations. The Opticoolers provided by DoKaSch Temperature Solutions are fulfilling our high standards and support our worldwide cool chain network.”

The Opticooler is a temperature-controlled packaging solution that comes in two sizes: the RAP container holds up to four CP 1 pallets (or five euro-pallets), while the smaller RKN version provides space for one CP 1 pallet (or any standard US pallet, up to max. 48 inches x 48 inches).

Both active cool chain containers are battery-powered, can be adapted to any transport scenario, and enable customers to always keep the desired temperature level.

Opticoolers require only a common power socket to be recharged, so they can be used as temporary storage when the necessary infrastructure is lacking.

DoKaSch says this makes them the “ideal solution for the safe transportation of highly sensitive pharmaceutical products which always need to be protected from the slightest temperature deviations”.

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