Etihad Cargo Celebrates A Decade Of Strategic Partnership With Envirotainer

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Etihad Cargo is celebrating the carrier’s ten-year strategic partnership with Envirotainer, a cold chain solutions provider for air transport of pharmaceuticals. According to Etihad, “this milestone marks a decade of excellence in transporting temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals across the globe, combining Etihad Cargo’s comprehensive global network and expertise with Envirotainer’s innovative container solutions.”

Since the partnership took flight in 2013, Etihad Cargo has “utilised Envirotainer’s unit load devices (ULDs) to enhance the safety and quality of pharmaceutical shipments via the carrier’s International Air Transport Association (IATA) Centre of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV)-certified PharmaLife product.”

In 2023, Etihad Cargo “utilised Envirotainer’s active containers on 134 per cent more trips than the previous year. The carrier also achieved a 37 per cent increase in pharmaceutical and healthcare shipments, marking the highest volumes in Etihad Cargo’s history.”

The collaboration between Etihad Cargo and Envirotainer extends beyond container provision, emphasising excellence in training and standards elevation. To date, 16 of Etihad Cargo’s Pharma Champions have undergone specialised training at the Envirotainer Academy, ensuring Etihad Cargo’s customers benefit from the most knowledgeable and skilled professionals in the pharmaceutical logistics sector.

Thomas Schürmann, Head of Cargo Operations & Delivery at Etihad Cargo, said the partnership “with Envirotainer reflects the shared ongoing commitment to creating a more robust, resilient and transparent global healthcare ecosystem. Through this collaboration, Etihad Cargo has been able to ensure the seamless delivery of essential life-saving medicines to improve the lives of people around the world while overcoming logistical challenges and providing transparency.”

“We look forward to continuing to work together to further strengthen and innovate the cold chain” said Akos Balkanyi, Global Key Account Manager.


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