Sonoco ThermoSafe, a leading global provider of temperature assurance packaging, and Cathay Pacific Cargo, one of the world’s largest air cargo carriers, announced a global partnership agreement for the leasing of the PharmaPort 360 temperature controlled bulk shipping container. The agreement enables pharmaceutical shippers to lease PharmaPort 360 containers directly from Cathay Pacific Cargo.
The PharmaPort 360 utilizes proprietary hybrid technology to provide extremely precise, long duration +5C temperature control for transporting high value cargo for the world’s leading biopharmaceutical companies. Once charged, the PharmaPort functions like an active temperature controlled container without the energy consumption, heat discharge or temperature variability of other compressor-based technologies. The PharmaPort’s hybrid technology allows it to operate on battery power substantially longer than competing active units used for bulk air shipments, and it also eliminates the need for refrigerated trucks for lengthy truck lanes. Additionally, the PharmaPort 360 is the only container in the industry that contains a fully integrated, FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) approved telemetry system, providing real-time, cloud-based data on payload and ambient temperature and key mechanical components, precisely synchronized with GPS location.
Cathay Pacific Cargo, which is CEIV-certified, is the first carrier in the world to sign a direct contract with Sonoco ThermoSafe. The PharmaPort 360 will provide another active container solution to the impressive Pharma LIFT portfolio of Cathay Pacific Cargo, offering more choice and service to customers worldwide.
“Sonoco recently topped the list of Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies in the packaging sector. Its reputation for quality perfectly aligns with our own high standards for service delivery,” said Frosti Lau, general manager of cargo service delivery for Cathay Pacific Cargo. “We are delighted to have this unique and world’s-first partnership with Sonoco ThermoSafe, and we are confident this collaboration will provide our customers with a consistent solution for the transportation of vital and life-saving pharmaceutical products.”
“We are delighted to partner with a high-quality and service-oriented carrier such as Cathay Pacific Cargo which has one of the most extensive networks in the world. This partnership enables the pharmaceutical supply chain to now directly lease from Cathay Pacific Cargo the best-in-class PharmaPort 360 temperature control containers on a one-way lease basis across the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific regions,” said Vishal Khushalani, director of global marketing & business development for Sonoco Protective Solutions. “Additionally, Sonoco’s 300+ global locations allow the Sonoco ThermoSafe division to efficiently expand the depot network for leasing PharmaPort units across the globe.” Visit www.thermosafe.com/pharmaport to learn more.
Sonoco ThermoSafe took home honors at the recent Global Forum Excellence Awards, the largest and most recognized annual industry event of its kind. The awards honor superior thinking, creativity and execution across the full spectrum of supply chain functions. We are excited to announce our products took home two awards this year!
We’ve launched a new range of reusable, universal solutions for the pharmaceutical and biologics markets. ChillTech® is a pre-qualified range of 2°C to 8°C PCM systems providing exceptional temperature control from 2 days up to 6 days for payloads from 4L to 40L. ChillTech® utilizes Sonoco ThermoSafe’s patented Zero Bench-Time® technology, where systems can be packed-out straight from the freezer, saving customers space, time and money.
We have expanded the Certis® brand of one-way shipping solutions to include a 2-day platform for the express distribution of pharmaceutical and biological products. Just as in the award winning* Certis® 3-Day & 5-Day Platform, the Certis® 2-Day Platform utilizes the same pack-out for 2-8°C, 15-25°C and frozen shipments. Using just three types of refrigerants and four shippers to create 12 solutions, the Certis® 2-Day Platform maximizes the number of solutions while minimizing the number of components. The new platform is sized to accommodate 7, 13, 27 and 56 liters of product. Each of the new solutions feature a year round pack-out designed for use in both hot and cold seasons.
“When designing the Certis® 2-Day platform we focused on minimizing overall cost of ownership. Not only are these new solutions cost effective, but users will also see additional savings through operational efficiencies. With the use of our unique ZERO Bench-Time® technology our customers can immediately pack-out each solution and reduce their assembly time and space requirements,” said Ben VanderPlas, global product manager. “In combination with our Certis® 3-Day and 5-Day platform of solutions, the Certis® product line now offers a complete portfolio of temperature ranges, durations, and payload sizes.”
The Certis 2-Day Platform is designed to Sonoco ThermoSafe’s ISC Regional™ ambient temperature profile for short term shipments. Available in both U.S. and European facilities. Visit www.thermosafe.com/certisplatform to learn more.
*2016 Cold Chain Global Forum Excellence Awards – Most Innovative New Cold Chain Technology of the Year, Winner for the Certis® 3-Day & 5-Day Platform.
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Sonoco ThermoSafe, a leading global provider of temperature assurance packaging, leverages award winning technology to expand its line of pallet solutions with the launch of the LD7 Half PAG pallet shipper. The Half PAG solution is designed to ship multiple pallet loads, whilst reducing the cost and operational complexity of bulk shipments by optimizing the use of aircraft ULDs (LD7 air pallets). The Half PAG is available for 2-8°C or 15-25°C temperature ranges with durations in excess of five days. Each solution has a universal pack-out design to be used in both hot and cold seasons while also accommodating the demands of cross-hemispheric shipments.
“The new Half PAG pallet shipper features the same award winning* and innovative patented and patent-pending design technologies used in the Quarter PMC, most notably ConvecTECH™ and the unique interlock L-shaped panels. ConvecTECH™ technology, maximises the natural convection to eliminate side refrigerants, maximising payload space, reducing shipment weight and simplifying packing procedures. Additionally, the unique interlocking L-shaped panels eliminates corner leaks and drastically reduces edge leaks,” said Ben VanderPlas, Global Product Manager, Sonoco ThermoSafe.
LD7 Half PAG is part of a wider family of space and weight optimized pallet solutions, designed to offer loading and carrying compatibility on modern passenger/freighter aircrafts. Please visit www.thermosafe.com/palletsolutions for additional information on our range of temperature-controlled packaging pallet solutions.
*2016 Cold Chain Global Forum Excellence Awards – Most Innovative New Cold Chain Technology of the Year, Runner Up for the Quarter PMC Passive Pallet Shipper.
Sonoco ThermoSafe has in partnership with Arena International Events Group and Berlinger & Co. AG, today announced the results of an industry survey entitled “Assessing the Current and Future State of Clinical Trial Supplies”. The survey was co-developed by an advisory panel of industry experts from clinical operations, clinical trial supply logistics and packaging, as well as bio-pharma manufacturing and supply chain organizations.
Sonoco is pleased to announce the Company ranks second overall in the packaging sector on FORTUNE’s World’s Most Admired Companies list! Sonoco ranked first in its industry in both Financial Soundness and Long-Term Investment Value and second in Innovation, Social Responsibility and Global Competitiveness.
FORTUNE’S World’s Most Admired Companies list is the definitive report card on corporate reputations. Executives, directors and analysts rate companies in their own industry on nine criteria, from investment value to social responsibility. A company’s score must rank in the top half of its industry survey to be listed.
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Most Innovative New Cold Chain Technology of the Year
As the largest and most recognized annual industry event, the IQPC Cold Chain Global Forum looks to honor and celebrate innovative thought leading professionals and organization’s that have exceeded industry standards. The Most Innovative New Cold Chain Technology of the Year award is a software, solution or platform that is breaking new ground in the temperature-controlled arena; offering new levels of supply chain visibility, improved product quality and compliance, and/or reduced costs and temperature excursions.
Certis Platform of Universal Parcel Shippers
Our Certis Platform of universal shippers are ideal for one-way shipments of temperature-sensitive products and utilizes the same universal pack-out configuration regardless of season for refrigerated, CRT and frozen solutions forboth 72 hour and 120 hour durations. They’ve been designed to offer operational efficiency and ease of personnel training using ZERO Bench-Time® technology and same pack-out configuration across durations. These shippers optimize inventory and provide lowest total cost of ownership utilizing only 3 types of bricks and 8 shippers to create 24 shipping solutions across temperature ranges and duration.
LD7 Quarter PMC Pallet Shipper
The LD7 Quarter PMC passive pallet shipper delivers improved performance, driven by innovative new technology, and offers design simplicity. Patented unique “L” shaped insulation panels eliminate corner leaks and drastically reduce edge leaks through interlocking design. In addition, the patented ConvecTECH™ dispersion panels promote natural convection and enable simple pack-out procedures. These innovative new technologies have improved the thermal performance capabilities of a passive pallet shipper while drastically simplifying the pack-out procedures. Furthermore, the LD7 Quarter PMC passive pallet shipper optimized the footprint within a wide-body aircraft further reducing costs.