Opticooler from DoKaSch Temperature Solutions Certified by Air Canada Cargo

Dec. 13, 2023
The technical approval of DoKaSch's Opticooler will enable Air Canada Cargo to strengthen its cool chain capacities, providing forwarders and pharma producers reliable active packaging solutions.

Shippers and forwarders worldwide can rely on DoKaSch Temperature Solutions' Opticooler RKN on Air Canada Cargo's wide-body international flights. Canada's largest airline had already technically approved the Opticooler RAP, and approval for the RKN has now been received. The rapidly available Opticoolers are considered extremely reliable packaging solutions for the air transport of temperature-sensitive products such as vaccines and other pharmaceuticals.

Through Air Canada’s vast international passenger network, in addition to a fleet of dedicated freighters, Air Canada Cargo has access to over 300 cities on six continents thanks to direct flights from its widebody fleet and hundreds more routes through interline and trucking partnerships. Air Canada Cargo’s self-handled hubs in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Chicago, London, and Frankfurt provide optimal global connections, and allow for the continuous shipment of goods to and from anywhere in Air Canada’s network.

The technical approval of DoKaSch Temperature Solutions’ Opticooler will enable Air Canada Cargo to strengthen its cool chain capacities for its AC °Absolute service, providing forwarders and pharma producers highly reliable active packaging solutions. It has been designed for time and temperature sensitive pharmaceutics that require a precise temperature throughout the shipment’s journey.

“We have always been focused on a strong cool chain integrity within our network because the supply of lifesaving medicines is absolutely crucial. Thanks to our global network, we can provide highly reliable and quick transport to a wide variety of destinations. The Opticoolers provided by DoKaSch Temperature Solutions meet our high standards and will help support our extensive cool chain network in the Americas and beyond,” said Matthieu Casey, managing director, commercial at Air Canada Cargo.

“With Air Canada Cargo, we have found another important partner in North America who has now fully technically approved our Opticooler. This is not only another important step for our growth in the region. This also means that even more pharmaceutical shippers can now rely on our reliable Opticooler. In this way, we contribute to a fast and smooth cold chain for the important and life-saving pharmaceutical shipments,” added Andreas Seitz, managing director of DoKaSch Temperature Solutions.

The Opticooler is a temperature-controlled active packaging solution and comes in two sizes: the RAP containers hold up to five euro-pallets, while the smaller RKN version provides space for one pallet. Both containers are battery-powered, can easily be adapted to any transport scenario, and enable customers to always keep the temperatures of their pharmaceutical products in an internal range between two and thirty degrees.