dnata continues to invest in leading-edge equipment to further enhance its pharma handling capabilities globally. The company has added four high-tech 'cool dollies’ to its Australian cargo fleet, becoming the first air services provider to offer a fully integrated, temperature-controlled cool chain for pharma and perishable shipments in this important market.
Offering a closed, temperature-controlled system, the specialised containers will ensure safe and seamless delivery of temperature-sensitive goods, including pharmaceuticals and vaccines, between aircraft and dnata’s state-of-the-art cargo facilities.
dnata will operate two cool dollies each at Sydney Airport (SYD) and Melbourne Airport (MEL), providing maximum safety to airline partners and their customers at every stage of the handling process.
Dirk Goovaerts, dnata’s Regional CEO for Asia Pacific, said: "We are thrilled to be the first cargo handler in Australia to launch advanced cool dollies in our operations. Our latest investment underlines our commitment to ensuring reliable and safe end-to-end transportation of pharmaceutical products across the supply chain. We stay focussed on providing continual improvements that enhance the safety and security of our customers’ pharma shipments."
Vanessa Orth, Chief Commercial Officer, Sydney Airport, said: "Sydney Airport has played a pivotal role throughout the COVID-19 crisis, facilitating the movement of essential workers, medical supplies, agricultural exports, and thousands of people going and coming home. We applaud dnata for their investment in the resilience of Australia's pharmaceutical supply chain, an investment which will ensure Sydney Airport continues to play its central role in the nation's air cargo network."
Shane O'Hare, Chief of Aviation at Melbourne Airport, said: "We congratulate dnata for investing in cool dolly services, which will enable greater movement of temperature-sensitive goods around Australia. The product will certainly add to dnata’s existing cargo capability at Melbourne Airport which is the leading domestic and 24/7 international freight hub in Australia."