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United Cargo Signs Global Lease Agreement with Sonoco ThermoSafe

[ August 1, 2018   //   ]

United Cargo recently announced the signing of a global lease agreement with Sonoco ThermoSafe, a unit of Sonoco, a leading global provider of temperature assurance packaging. The agreement enables United Cargo’s TempControl customers to lease PharmaPort 360 temperature-controlled bulk shipping containers directly from United Cargo.

The PharmaPort 360 is the industry’s only active temperature-controlled container with a fully integrated, FAA-approved telemetry system. This system provides real-time, cloud-based data, precisely synchronized with GPS location, on payload, ambient temperature and key mechanical components. The PharmaPort 360 utilizes proprietary thermal technology to provide extremely precise, long-duration +5 °C temperature control for the transport of highly valuable biopharmaceutical shipments.

“We are proud to be the first North American carrier to sign a direct leasing agreement with Sonoco ThermoSafe,” said United Cargo President Jan Krems. “Along with our relentless focus on speed, reliability and quality, TempControl customers appreciate our drive to ensure our service remains relevant and valuable to the evolving pharmaceutical marketplace. We are excited to offer customers the ability to lease the PharmaPort 360, a smart active packaging option, for the safe transport of health care material throughout our TempControl network of 68 certified locations.”

“We are delighted to partner with United Cargo to provide their customers one-way rentals of the best-in-class PharmaPort 360 temperature control containers,” said Christopher Day, director of global business development for Sonoco ThermoSafe’s Leasing Services division. “With the reach of United Cargo’s TempControl network, this partnership enables the pharmaceutical supply chain to cost-effectively ship across the Americas, EMEIA and Asia-Pacific regions. Additionally, Sonoco’s 300+ global locations allow the ThermoSafe division to quickly and efficiently expand the depot network for leasing PharmaPort units across the globe.”