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 Press Release

Luxembourg, 21 March 2019 – Cargolux is pleased to announce that a partnership agreement has been signed with Sonoco ThermoSafe, a leading global provider of temperature assurance packaging, for the leasing of the PharmaPort 360 temperature controlled bulk shipping container.

Cargolux is determined to offer its customers the best service possible and the latest available technology in transport solutions, especially when it comes to sensitive and time-critical shipments such as pharmaceuticals. The promise is upheld with leasing agreement such as this one that include numerous enhanced features. The state-of-the-art PharmaPort 360 containers are smart active containers, distinguished as the only active temperature controlled containers in the industry that include a fully integrated, FAA-approved telemetry system. They enable the provision of real-time, cloud-based data on payload and ambient temperature and key mechanical components, precisely synchronized with GPS location.

The use of these new containers provides a significant advantage for Cargolux’s pharmaceutical handling. As Franco Nanna, Cargolux’s Director Global Services highlights: “These containers go one step further in the secure and smooth transportation of sensitive commodities. Their cutting-edge features will strongly contribute to enhancing our service offering and confirm our position as leading airline for the transport of pharmaceuticals”.

A stance echoed by Sonoco, as Christopher Day, director of global business development for Sonoco ThermoSafe’s Leasing Services division states: “We are delighted to partner with Cargolux, the world’s first GDP certified airline, to provide one-way rentals of the best-in-class PharmaPort 360 temperature control containers. Given Cargolux’s unique global reach, this partnership further enables the pharmaceutical supply chain to cost-effectively ship PharmaPort 360s across the Americas, Africa, Europe and Asia-Pacific regions”.

The airline has a solid experience in the handling of delicate shipments and regularly carries pharmaceutical products across its extensive network. As the demand for such customized transports increases, Cargolux focuses on fine-tuning its dedicated solutions and supplying ever more sophisticated offers. As the world’s first GDP certified airline, Cargolux is committed to upholding its prime position as cargo carrier of choice for healthcare products.


About Cargolux Airlines International

Cargolux, based in Luxembourg, is Europe’s leading all-cargo airline with a modern and efficient fleet composed of 14 Boeing 747-8 freighters and 16 Boeing 747-400 freighters. The Cargolux worldwide network covers over 75 destinations on scheduled all-cargo flights. The company has more than 85 offices in over 50 countries, and operates an extensive global trucking network to more than 250 destinations as well as full and part-charter services. Cargolux also offers third-party maintenance at its modern two-bay maintenance hangar in Luxembourg. The company is specialized in B747 line and hangar maintenance up to and including C-Checks. It offers a range of specialized maintenance services and holds line maintenance approval for 777 aircraft. The Cargolux Group employs close to 2,000 staff worldwide.

Press Contact:

Moa Sigurdardottir

Head of Corporate Communications

[email protected]

Phone: +352 4211 3635

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