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Emirates SkyCargo announces premium partnership with Envirotainer

Emirates SkyCargo announces premium partnership with Envirotainer

Munich Germany, 15th June 2007: Emirates SkyCargo and Envirotainer have today announced that Emirates SkyCargo will be the latest carrier to join Envirotainer’s exclusive list of premium partners.

Formalized with a new contract agreement signed in Munich, the partnership will cement consistent terms of service between Envirotainer and Emirates SkyCargo, therefore securing Emirates ’ place as Envirotainer's strategic partner in the Middle East.

The new agreement allows Emirates SkyCargo to ensure the highest levels of access to Envirotainer solutions which in turn, provide unparalleled benefits to its customers. The partnership will afford Emirates SkyCargo a dedicated Envirotainer account manager, broad access to research and development, consulting services, and the highest levels of flexibility to ship across both companies ’ networks and beyond.

“The new agreement simply translates to value for our customers and in particular the pharmaceutical delivery transportation industry,” comments Ram Menen, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President, Cargo. “This cooperation with Emirates SkyCargo’s extensive background and experience with Cool Chain solutions should give our customers tremendous confidence.”

Emirates SkyCargo started their cooperation with Envirotainer in 2003 and the carrier has built up a professional infrastructure and specific handling procedures to protect temperature-controlled shipments, complemented by a dedicated Cool Chain team and a global training program.

Envirotainer has recently decided to focus on serving solely the pharmaceutical market with its fleet of more than 3,500 active temperature controlled air cargo containers. Just recently Envirotainer increased its fleet of the latest dry-ice container generation by 10%.

Thomas Persson, CEO and President of Envirotainer, said: “Emirates SkyCargo has gained a reputation as a reliable and professional Cool Chain solutions provider for many pharmaceutical customers. We are delighted that this fastest-growing global carrier has now joined our Premium Partner league and believe in Emirates SkyCargo’s commitment to deliver high quality service. Emirates SkyCargo’s driving spirit and customer commitment, in addition to its ambitious expansion plans, will add valuable options for our customers.”

This announcement coincides with Envirotainer’s decision to make Dubai one of its network stations. Envirotainer stations are authorised to provide full maintenance support for their products and house a larger stock of containers leading to easy access for all Emirates SkyCargo customers.

The Dubai station will also provide a fleet of RKN e1 heating and cooling containers: Envirotainer's state-of-the-art compressor cooling and electrical heating technology which provides the highest levels of temperature integrity without dry ice.