Korean Air to lease Sonoco ThermoSafe’s Pegasus ULD

Pharma and health care freight forwarders can now lease Pegasus ULD containers from Korean Air, part of the SkyTeam Cargo airline alliance.

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Sonoco ThermoSafe and Korean Air announced a global partnership agreement for the leasing of the new Pegasus ULD® temperature-controlled bulk shipping container.

Pharma and health care freight forwarders can now lease Pegasus ULD containers directly from Korean Air, which has interline agreements with fellow carriers in the SkyTeam Cargo airline alliance.

Sonoco ThermoSafe said it will open a preconditioning station for Pegasus ULD containers at Incheon airport (ICN) in Seoul, with services like ground handling, repairs, and preconditioning to be provided through its partnership with Unilode.

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The Pegasus ULD is the world’s first FAA- and EASA-approved passive bulk temperature-controlled ULD container for pharmaceutical use, which enables it to speed through international air freight handling and customs processes at the lowest possible cost.

With a focus on sustainability, the Pegasus is engineered with composite materials, offering a lighter solution that is also substantially more damage-resistant than traditional metal containers.

It also contains a fully integrated, FAA-approved telemetry system, providing real-time, cloud-based data on payload and ambient temperature and key environmental factors, precisely synchronised with GPS location.

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