ISTANBUL: June 30, 2016. Envirotainer and CHEP Aerospace Solutions have extended their partnership for a further three years. One of the airlines expected to benefit from the continued accord is Turkish Cargo.
CHEP provides repair, handling, transportation and storage services for Envirotainer's fleet of containers across 21 global service centres that are approved by the Federal Aviation Administration and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
Commenting on the new deal Envirotainer CEO Simon Angeldorff said: "Envirotainer's partnership with CHEP helps us meet the needs of our customers in terms of reliability and availability, which are key factors to success in the pharmaceutical supply chain."
Turkish Cargo uses Envirotainer active temperature-controlled ULDs to manage its cold chain shipments for medical supplies, vaccine, insülin and cancer drugs at temperatures between -20°C and +25°C based on the requirement.
The airline says the ULD temperature and battery charge is monitored according to IATA's Active Container Regulations until delivery to the consignee. "To this end, we'll continue to carry out related training and certification programs to equip our employees and business partners with the knowledge and competence on this project," the company said.
"Simultaneously, we're trying to eliminate our technical and infrastructure shortcomings, thus reaching a level where we can offer services complying with our quality standards, and medicine and active container transport regulations," it added.
The airline says it intends to make Istanbul a key cargo hub between Asia and Europe due to its strategic location in both continents and at crossroads of world trade routes.