Delta Cargo has approved the use of Envirotainer’s Releye RLP on its fleet, allowing it to transport the active air cargo container on its global network and add more capacity to serve the pharma cold chain.
“The introduction of the Releye® RLP, in combination with our CEIV certified pharma network, provides our customers with more choice when looking for reliable container options to support the growing demand for pharma and vaccine shipments,” said Jannie Davel, Managing Director Cargo Commercial at Delta Cargo.
The airline joins airlines in Asia Pacific and the Middle East to approve the use of the active container. This piece of technology is known to deliver up to 90 percent reduction in CO2 emissions compared to its passive counterpart, with rechargeable batteries that can last over 170 hours on a single charge.
According to the airline’s flight plan, it is set to operate outbound flights from Asia Pacific for the whole month of January, including daily flights on the ICN-ATL, SYD-LAX, TYO-SEA route.
Envirotainer in late December hit a milestone as it transported the billionth vaccine in its network. Its global fleet currently consists of over 6,500 temperature-controlled air cargo containers.