United Cargo prepares task force and airport network for pharma distribution
United has made investments to ensure reliable air cargo options for cold chain shipping, including a container deal with DoKaSch.
October 5, 2020
By PLA Editor
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, United Cargo has supported customers within the healthcare industry for over a decade.
With its three dedicated solutions TempControl, LifeGuard and QuickPak, the company protects the integrity of vital shipments, such as precision medicine, pharmaceuticals, biologics, medical equipment and vaccines.
These tools facilitate temperature monitoring, thermodynamic management, and priority boarding and handling. For customers, this ensures that their shipments are protected during transit.
With global demand for tailored pharma solutions at an all-time high, United Cargo has made investments to ensure the most reliable air cargo options for cold chain shipping.
In April, United became the first US carrier to lease temperature-controlled shipping containers from DoKaSch Temperature Solutions.
“Providing safe air cargo transport for essential shipments has been a top priority since the pandemic began. While the entire air cargo industry has had its challenges, I’m proud of how United Cargo has adapted and thrived despite a significant reduction in network capacity and supply,” said United Cargo President Jan Krems.
“Our entire team continues to prioritise moving critical shipments as part of our commitment to supporting the global supply chain. We’ve assembled a COVID readiness task team to ensure we have the right people in place and are preparing our airports as we get ready for the industry-wide effort that comes next,” he added,
With partners all over the world, United Cargo has helped transport nearly 145 million pounds of medical supplies to aid in the fight against COVID-19, using a combination of cargo-only flights and passenger flights.
It has operated more than 6,300 cargo-only flights, transporting more than 213 million pounds of cargo worldwide.