JULY 24, 2018
Sonoco ThermoSafe and United Cargo Launch Global Partnership to Lease PharmaPort 360 Temperature Controlled Bulk Shippers
Sonoco ThermoSafe, a leading global provider of temperature assurance packaging, announced a global partnership agreement with United Cargo for the leasing of the PharmaPort 360 temperature controlled bulk shipping container. The agreement enables pharmaceutical shippers to lease PharmaPort 360 containers directly from United Cargo.
The PharmaPort 360 is a smart active container, distinguished as the only active temperature controlled container in the industry that contains a fully integrated, FAA-approved telemetry system, providing real-time, cloud-based data on payload and ambient temperature and key mechanical components, precisely synchronized with GPS location. Additionally, the PharmaPort 360 utilizes proprietary thermal technology to provide extremely precise, long duration +5C temperature control for transporting high value cargo for the world’s leading biopharmaceutical companies.
“We are proud to be the first North American carrier to sign a direct leasing agreement with Sonoco ThermoSafe,” said United Cargo President Jan Krems. “Along with our relentless focus on speed, reliability and quality, TempControl customers appreciate our drive to ensure our service remains relevant and valuable to the evolving pharmaceutical marketplace. We are excited to offer customers the ability to lease the PharmaPort 360, a smart active packaging option, for the safe transport of health care material on our TempControl network of 68 certified locations.”
“We are delighted to partner with United Cargo, the first North American airline to provide one-way rentals of the best-in-class PharmaPort 360 temperature control containers. Given the extensive scope of United Cargo’s TempControl network, this partnership enables the pharmaceutical supply chain to cost-effectively ship across the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific regions,” said Christopher Day, director of global business development for Sonoco ThermoSafe’s Leasing Services division. “Additionally, Sonoco’s 300+ global locations allow the Sonoco ThermoSafe division to quickly and efficiently expand the depot network for leasing PharmaPort units across the globe.” Visit www.thermosafe.com/pharmaport to learn more.