United Cargo has announced that it is expanding its TempControl air cargo container offering by becoming the first North American carrier to approve Envirotainer's Releye® RLP container. The Releye® RLP is a state-of-the-art temperature-controlled air cargo container that meets the precise requirements of pharmaceutical air freight and is designed for both short-and long-distance hauls. With the Releye®, United Cargo's portfolio now includes more than 15 leasable container options designed to keep cargo cool or at a controlled room temperature.
"We are proud to be the first North American carrier to approve the new Envirotainer Releye® RLP unit. This gives our TempControl customers another option to ship critical life-saving pharmaceuticals to any corner of the globe at the desired temperature," said Manu Jacobs, United Cargo's Director of Specialty Products. "The Releye® container sets a new standard for secure cold chain transport at a time when the biopharma industry is looking for groundbreaking solutions."
"United and Envirotainer have partnered on cold chain logistics for over 15 years," says Don Harrison, Head of Global Key Accounts, Airlines at Envirotainer. "We are excited to provide the Releye® RLP container to United Cargo so that they can further broaden their existing portfolio of solutions, especially during this ongoing pandemic when capacity is a challenge."
United Cargo's global lease agreement with Envirotainer gives TempControl customers the option to lease the Releye® RLP container directly from United Cargo.