Sonoco ThermoSafe and United Cargo Sign Global Master Lease Agreement | New
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., Sept. 26, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sonoco ThermoSafe, a unit of Sonoco (NYSE: SON) and one of the world’s largest providers of temperature-controlled packaging, and United Cargo are pleased to announce a lease agreement for the new Pegasus ULD® temperature-controlled bulk shipping container. The agreement allows pharmaceutical freight forwarders to access Pegasus ULD® containers directly from United Cargo.
Sonoco ThermoSafe’s Pegasus ULD® is the first temperature-controlled passive bulk ULD container approved by the FAA and EASA for pharmaceutical use, allowing it to expedite international air cargo handling and customs processes at cost as low as possible. With a focus on durability, the Pegasus ULD® is designed with composite materials, providing a lighter weight solution that is also much more resistant to damage than traditional metal containers. Additionally, the Pegasus ULD® contains a fully integrated, FAA-approved telemetry system providing cloud-based, real-time data on payload and ambient temperature and key environmental factors, precisely synchronized with GPS location. .
United Cargo has more than 90 stations in its global TempControl network, trained in pharmaceutical handling in accordance with IATA temperature screening regulations. Passive TempControl shipments enjoy higher onboarding priority and better access to temperature-controlled storage.
“We are delighted to partner with United Cargo. Healthcare companies can more easily access the Pegasus ULD through United Cargo’s extensive global network of temperature screening logistics stations in the United States and around the world,” said Bourji Mourad, who leads logistics and partner management for Sonoco ThermoSafe bulk rental group.
“United Cargo is excited to offer the Pegasus ULD to our customers and give them even more options for transporting their temperature-controlled shipments around the world. Our complete cold chain shipping solutions, combined with the introduction of this sustainable and efficient container into our service offerings, demonstrate our mutual commitment to the safe and efficient transportation of these critical shipments,” says Manu Jacobs, Managing Director specialty products at United Cargo. .
About Sonoco ThermoSafe
Sonoco ThermoSafe, a unit of Sonoco (NYSE: SON), is one of the world’s largest providers of temperature-controlled packaging for the safe and efficient transport of pharmaceuticals, biologics, vaccines and other temperature-sensitive products. temperature. Sonoco ThermoSafe shipping solutions mitigate risk for customers and ensure product efficiency across the ends of a supply chain. With operations in the Americas, Europe and Asia, Sonoco ThermoSafe offers a wide range of products with state-of-the-art technology that encompasses chilled, frozen or controlled room temperature applications. Additionally, Sonoco ThermoSafe’s ISC Labs® provide custom design and testing services and innovative packaging solutions as well as qualification and validation services to meet all regulatory requirements. More information can be found at www.thermosafe.com.
Founded in 1899, Sonoco (NYSE: SON) is a global supplier of consumer, industrial, healthcare and protective packaging. With annualized net sales of approximately $5.6 billion, the company has approximately 22,000 employees working in more than 300 operations in 32 countries, serving some of the world’s best-known brands in some 85 countries. Sonoco is committed to creating sustainable products, services and programs for our customers, employees and communities that support our corporate goal of Better packaging. Better life. The company was ranked first in the packaging industry by Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies for 2022 and was included in Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies for the third consecutive year. For more information, visit www.sonoco.com.
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