SkyCargo develops new cool chain LD3 in-house

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has launched an internally developed and cost effective LD3 container that keeps temperature sensitive cargo cool when transported on the ground and in the air.


SkyCargo develops new cool chain LD3 in-house


Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has launched an internally developed and cost effective LD3 container that keeps temperature sensitive cargo cool when transported on the ground and in the air. Called the ‘White Container’, it’s the latest addition to Emirates SkyCargo’s Cool Chain portfolio, and has been designed specifically as an intermediate temperature control solution that is ideal for generic healthcare products and food perishables.

Th e inside of the White Container is coated with thermal insulators, which prevents the transfer of outside heat into the container and uses coolant trays allowing handlers to add or replenish dry ice or coolants without disturbing the packaging. It can be used for shipments requiring temperatures between 2°C – 8°C and 5°C – 25°C and is a reliable solution for time and temperature sensitive cargo that do not fall into the very high sensitive category.

cargo operator to off er this specific solution, and along with our other offerings such as active temperature controlled containers, warehouses, cool dollies and white covers, we are at the forefront in offering a comprehensive portfolio of cool chain solutions for all types of time and temperature sensitive cargo” she added.

Th e cool chain portfolio is supported by Emirates SkyCargo’s temperature controlled handling facilities that has expanded with the recent opening of the cargo carrier’s freighter terminal at Dubai World Central’s (DWC) Al Maktoum International Airport where it has an advanced storage system and a perishable area designed to handle about 140,000 tonnes of cargo per annum. It features three large areas each with diff erent temperature ranges between 18°C to 25°C.