Air Canada Cargo Certifies Opticooler Containers from DoKaSch Temperature Solutions

MONTREAL, December 13, 2023 – Shippers and forwarders using Air Canada Cargo can now rely on DoKaSch Temperature Solutions' Opticooler RKN anywhere serviced by Air Canada’s widebody fleet or dedicated freighters following its certification by Air Canada Cargo. In additional, the Opticooler RAP is also available to shippers, providing reliable packaging of temperature-sensitive products such as vaccines and other pharmaceuticals.

“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,” said Andreas Seitz, Managing Director of DoKaSch Temperature Solutions.

Through Air Canada’s vast international passenger network, in addition to the routes served by its fleet of dedicated freighters, Air Canada Cargo has access to  over 300 cities on six continents. 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 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 at all times.

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Air Canada Cargo is an award-winning provider of air cargo services. It is Canada's largest air cargo provider as measured by cargo capacity, with a presence in over 50 countries and self-handled hubs in Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Chicago, London, and Frankfurt. As the dedicated air freight division of Air Canada, Air Canada Cargo offers reliable air freight lift and connectivity across six continents using Air Canada’s domestic and international passenger and freighter flights, and trucking services. For more information, please visit: 

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Air Canada is Canada's largest airline, the country’s flag carrier and a founding member of Star Alliance, the world's most comprehensive air transportation network. Air Canada provides scheduled service directly to more than 180 airports in Canada, the United States and Internationally on six continents. It holds a Four-Star ranking from Skytrax. Air Canada’s Aeroplan program is Canada’s premier travel loyalty program, where members can earn or redeem points on the world’s largest airline partner network of 45 airlines, plus through an extensive range of merchandise, hotel and car rental rewards. Its freight division, Air Canada Cargo, provides air freight lift and connectivity to hundreds of destinations across six continents using Air Canada’s passenger and freighter aircraft.  Air Canada has committed to a net zero emissions goal from all global operations by 2050. Air Canada shares are publicly traded on the TSX in Canada and the OTCQX in the US.

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