As transport operators around the world gear up for the massive logistics challenge that lies ahead once a Covid-19 vaccine is approved, Delta Cargo has announced its approval of the DoKaSch Opticooler RAP container for use on Delta aircraft as part of its cold chain pharma programme for the safe transportation of vaccines.
This climate-control solution offers pharmaceutical and life science companies controlled and reliable 2-8 degrees Celsius and 15-25 degrees Celsius options, enabling it to be used for Pharma 1 transportation including vaccines, without the need for dry ice. The Opticooler has a large control panel plus quadruple redundancy for all critical parts, meaning there are backups for each feature in case of failure. The large loading compartment accommodates five standard Euro pallets or four CP-1 pallets, and in addition the container has a large battery operating independently up to 120 hours and requires just two to four hours’ battery-charging time.
"This agreement provides more transport options for shippers of sensitive pharmaceutical goods, which is especially important for the upcoming transport of vaccines against Covid-19. Many of these will require a temperature range between 2 and 8 degrees Celsius during transport, which is what our Opticooler is made for."