Saudia Airlines Cargo to use Opticoolers

Saudia Airlines Cargo Co. and DoKaSch sign master agreement for the use of shipping containers to transport temperature-sensitive goods in extreme heat conditions in the Middle East, Asia and Africa.

The newest technology of active containers is now available for temperature-sensitive goods on Saudia Cargo flights with the RKN and RAP Opticooler of DoKaSch Temperature Solutions, the provider of climate-controlled solutions for air cargo.

“We are very pleased to offer our customers a reliable packaging solution to transport temperature-sensitive shipments with DoKaSch Opticoolers. Especially pharmaceuticals must be kept within strict temperature tolerances throughout the entire supply chain, regardless of the ambient conditions, which are a challenge in particular in our region” says Saudi Cargo’s Adel Elshazly.

“We are pleased that Saudia Cargo will be joining our global airline network. Saudia Cargo is an important partner in many aspects. Not only do they have one of the world’s most modern aircraft fleets, but Jeddah is a very important trading hub for us as well. Now our containers are accessible much easier in the Middle East, Asia and Africa,” adds Andreas Seitz, Managing Director of DoKaSch Temperature Solutions.

The Opticooler is designed for extreme climate conditions. It keeps the cargo within a temperature range of 2°C to 8°C or 15°C to 25°Celsius even when it comes to high temperatures up to 50°C, which are common in Saudi Arabia and the surrounding region.

Saudia Cargo operates using the cargo belly of Saudi Arabian Airlines’ 126 wide-body passenger aircraft flying across 52 destinations in four continents.

DoKaSch Temperature Solutions GmbH, a subsidiary of the DoKaSch Group, runs a fleet of Opticoolers RAP (5 pallets) and RKN (1 pallet), that are rentable for intercontinental air shipments of temperature-sensitive cargo. Based at Frankfurt airport, DoKaSch Temperature Solutions handles the positioning, maintenance and servicing of the units.


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