Cool Chain

DoKaSch provides Opticooler for Etihad Cargo

DoKaSch Temperature Solutions has signed a master agreement with Etihad Cargo for use of its Opticooler temperature-controlled containers.

The agreement will allow Etihad Cargo to expand its TempCheck cool chain service offering for temperature controlled pharmaceuticals, as its customers will be able to lease the Opticooler from the Abu Dhabi-based carrier.

DoKaSch Temperature Solutions managing director, Andreas Seitz said: “With Etihad Cargo we are able to expand our service network for Opticoolers further. All leading airlines of the Middle East are now our partners as they want to offer their clients the most reliable packaging solution to transport highly temperature-sensitive air cargo shipments.”

The Opticooler, a German made, electric air-conditioned container, can keep pharmaceuticals exactly within their temperature range, regardless of a tropical summer or arctic winter.

Due to redundant components, the Opticooler has a high fail-safety and is considered to be the most reliable among other products. Just like in a normal warehouse, a constant temperature can be maintained if the Opticooler is occasionally connected to the power grid.

Etihad Cargo vice president, Justin Carr said: “Our focus in 2018 is “closer customer engagement” and, by adding additional solutions for the most critical, time- and temperature-sensitive shipments, we are moving in the right direction to cater to our customers’ needs, hand in hand with DoKaSch Temperature Solutions.”

“We offer a specially designed product using the latest equipment, processes and SOPs to keep the cargo’s integrity and make sure it arrives in the quickest possible time adhering to the highest compliance guidelines,” added Carr.

Apart from its cargo hub in Abu Dhabi, the agreement between DoKaSch Temperature Solutions and Etihad Cargo makes the Opticooler being available at Etihad Cargo’s whole network across more than 90 destinations in over 50 countries.