Tel Aviv/Frankfurt, Jan. 31, 2023 – El Al Israel Airlines, the most prominent Israeli airline, and DoKaSch Temperature Solutions, a German provider of temperature-controlled packaging solutions, have signed a master rental agreement for the usage of DoKaSch’s Opticooler containers. This means that the airline now benefits from the reliable active cooling container for its pharmaceutical shipments to and from Israel.
The pharmaceutical industry plays an important role in Israel's internationally networked economy and some of the world’s largest manufacturers are based in the country. As Israel relies primarily on sea and air freight solutions, Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport is the central hub for international trade. Thanks to the reliable and temperature-controlled Opticooler solution, El Al is able to safely transport temperature-sensitive products to and from its headquarters at Ben Gurion Airport in the belly of its passenger fleet as well as a dedicated cargo aircraft. El Al serves 42 destinations; these include New York, Boston, Los Angeles, Bangkok, Johannesburg and many important European cities. In addition, El Al has agreements with leading airlines as well as freight forwarding companies on various continents.
Moshe Popovich, pharma manager at EL AL Cargo Division, explains the importance of the agreement: “Pharmaceuticals are the fastest growing market segment in the air cargo industry. However, temperature fluctuations during transport can pose a serious threat to the integrity of these sensitive products. As Israel's national airline with an extensive global network, an efficient and reliable cold chain service is therefore crucial for us. The master rental agreement with DoKaSch Temperature Solutions supports our high standards in this area and enables us to offer our customers stable and high-quality transportation for their pharmaceutical shipments."
“Israel is a competitive and rapidly developing market that has become a key area for multinational companies. Air transport plays a vital role here since no freight is transported out of the country by road or rail. The master rental agreement with El Al Airlines now opens up further possibilities for the market to ship their temperature-sensitive goods to and from Israel. Especially in a country with a hot climate like Israel, it is essential that the packaging solution can reliably protect the sensitive goods,” adds Dor Saidof, global marketing manager and business development manager Israel at DoKaSch Temperature Solutions.
Andreas Seitz, managing director at DoKaSch Temperature Solutions, says: “The new master rental agreement with El Al Airlines is an important addition to our partner network and significantly increases the availability of our Opticoolers on routes to and from the important Israeli market. By providing our Opticoolers for El Al, we are able to support reliable cool chain capacities and the supply of lifesaving medicines in the region and globally.”