Korean Air leases Sonoco ThermoSafe’s Pegasus ULD®

Sonoco ThermoSafe and Korean Air, one of the world’s largest air cargo carriers, announced a global partnership agreement for the leasing of the new Pegasus ULD® temperature controlled bulk shipping container.


The agreement enables pharmaceutical freight forwarders to lease Pegasus ULD® containers directly from Korean Air, a member of SkyTeam Cargo. Sonoco ThermoSafe will be opening a pre-conditioning station for Pegasus ULD containers at ICN airport through its global partnership with Unilode.


Sonoco ThermoSafe’s Pegasus ULD® is the world’s first FAA and EASA-approved passive bulk temperature-controlled ULD container for pharmaceutical use, which enables it to speed through international air freight handling and customs processes at the lowest possible cost. With a focus on sustainability, the Pegasus is engineered with composite materials, offering a lighter solution that is also substantially more damage-resistant than traditional metal containers. Additionally, the Pegasus ULD® contains a fully integrated, FAA-approved telemetry system, providing real-time, cloud-based data on payload and ambient temperature and key environmental factors, precisely synchronized with GPS location.

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