LATAM Cargo partners with SkyCell for temperature-regulated hybrid container solutions

LATAM Cargo Group has partnered with temperature-controlled containers manufacturer SkyCell to ship pharmaceuticals to South America in a secure, safe, and sustainable way.

This partnership comes at a crucial time for the pharmaceutical industry in South America, as the pharma volumes being transported by LATAM this year has more than doubled, compared to the same period in 2020.

LATAM Cargo’s partnership with SkyCell will help increase supply chain reliability and flexibility by ensuring cargo is kept at the optimal temperature throughout its journey, monitored by SkyCell’s IoT and lane risk assessment technology. LATAM Cargo Group has the network and the expertise the pharmaceutical market requires for South America, and its use of SkyCell’s innovative container solutions through this partnership will help ensure these life-saving biologics make it to their destination in pristine condition.

Cristina Onate, VP- Marketing and Product Development at LATAM Cargo Group said, “Our new alliance with SkyCell expands our alternatives to continue satisfying our clients’ needs at a critical time for medicine and vaccine transportation. We continuously work to provide the highest cold chain standards, as these goods are delicate and extremely sensitive to temperature deviations. At LATAM Cargo, we are committed to supporting our clients in their daily operations and contributing to the current global health crisis by providing the best pharma experience and ensuring pharmaceutical products’ high quality levels.”

SkyCell’s highly innovative hybrid containers allow pharma companies to optimise supply chains using data to predict and control risk. Using more than three-quarters of a billion data-points relating to factors including temperature, location, and time, the containers deliver a market-leading and audited failure rate of less than 0.1 per cent – compared to the commonly-accepted rate of up to 12 per cent – while reducing CO2 emissions by almost half.

Chiara Venuti, Head of Airline Partners at SkyCell said, “SkyCell’s innovative containers protect goods from the extreme temperature and seasonal changes that occur when shipping from Europe and North America to Latin America. Mitigating potential infrastructural challenges also, our containers provide additional security in the cold chain. By working with LATAM we can help more people get the life-saving medicines they need.”

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