Cathay Pacific Cargo has added to its extensive cool-chain options for customers by being the first Asian air-cargo carrier to offer the Envirotainer Releye® RLP for carriage on its aircraft fleet.
The Envirotainer Releye® RLP is an LD11-sized unit with a unique air flow technology for maximum temperature stability, and has been designed to meet shippers’ requests for greater load flexibility. The RLP-size container fits three Euro pallets (or two-US pallets) and fills a strategic gap between the larger RAP and smaller RKN-size containers to enable mixing and matching of pallet sizes based on shipment volume.
The unit uses rechargeable batteries to power its electric heating and compressor cooling system, which can be controlled from an external panel. A single battery charge will power the system for more than 170 hours. The Releye® RLP also offers fully integrated live monitoring.
“Cathay Pacific is delighted to be the first Asian carrier to approve the new Envirotainer Releye® RLP container unit,” said Frosti Lau, General Manager Cargo Service Delivery. “It will allow us to offer yet more choice to our customers for transporting temperature-sensitive shipments: which is especially important at this moment, when vaccines and other life-saving pharmaceutical shipments are in such critical demand in different parts of the world. The advanced cool-chain technology that has gone into the design of the Releye® RLP container is an example of the innovation that will help move our industry forward.”
Don Harrison, Head of Global Key Accounts, Airlines at Envirotainer added: “Cathay Pacific Cargo is a long-term partner to Envirotainer, and I’m thrilled that it is the quickest airline in Asia-Pacific to qualify our latest innovation, the new Releye® RLP container. Cathay Pacific Cargo’s extensive network and Pharma LIFT product will continue to be an asset to pharma shippers globally; now with the inclusion of the Releye® RLP its impact will be even greater.”