Rome, Italy: Alitalia will transport temperature-sensitive goods using Va-Q-tec passive containers.
Va-Q-tec’s Load & Go service with containers that reach the pick-up location conditioned and guarantee constant temperature performance for over 120 hours independent of ambient temperature
The services uses Va-Q-tec’s Load & Go service with containers that reach the pick-up location conditioned and guarantee constant temperature performance for over 120 hours independent of ambient temperature.
Alitalia’s partnership with Va-Q-tec allows Alitalia to expand its temperature controlled containers adding five passive container sizes with payload capacity of up two US/Euro palettes, and temperature-control from -60 to +25°C.
As part of the cooperation, pharmaceutical shippers and forwarding agents can order the ‘Load & Go service directly through the airline.
“With Alitalia we added another strong partner for our network who provides an outstanding market coverage in its home country.’ says Joachim Kuhn, chief executive, Va-Q-tec AG.
“Due to an increase in the demand for transport of temperature-sensitive goods, such as medical products and biopharmaceuticals for example, growing regulatory requirements and the globalization of clinical research, uninterrupted cold chains are becoming more and more important,” says Antonio Temporini, Alitalia vice president cargo.
“Approximately 300 airports on five different continents are already connected to the va-Q-tec network. Furthermore, va-Q-tec along with their partners operate over 25 Network Stations all over the world. To this day, more than 1 million shipments have been realized using va-Q-tec containers and boxes all of which were temperature deviation free – a truly unparalleled performance in the industry,” he says.