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SWISS °Celsius Passive launched

08/03/2013

Zurich, Switzerland: Swiss WorldCargo, the air cargo division of Swiss International Air Lines Ltd, announces the launch of SWISS °Celsius Passive, an enhanced solution for “passive” temperature-sensitive shipments.

To meet the specific needs of today’s pharmaceutical industry, Swiss WorldCargo differentiates its offer for temperature-sensitive shipments: 
In addition to SWISS °Celsius Active, for shipments carried in “active” temperature controlled containers, Swiss WorldCargo offers SWISS °Celsius Passive, for temperature sensitive shipments transported in passive packaging solutions.

“Pharmaceutical and healthcare companies are investing more and more in sophisticated passive packaging solutions for their time and temperature-sensitive shipments,” says Markus Scheuber, Product Manager SWISS °Celsius at Swiss WorldCargo. “However, it is not all about packaging; these healthcare shipments rely on high quality standardized processes, speed and adequate storage wherever possible.”

Swiss °Celsius Passive offers a choice of three official IATA temperature ranges, “refrigerated” (COL, +2 °C to +8 °C), “controlled room temperature” (CRT, +15 °C to +25 °C) and “deep frozen” (FRO, -20 °C). At its Zurich hub, Swiss WorldCargo provides a temperature controlled ULD stacker for CRT and COL shipments; an exclusive area for loose temperature-sensitive shipments completes the facilities.

Standardized processes ensure that temperature-sensitive cargo is stored in the required temperature environment as fast as possible. Moreover, the extremely short distances between the aircraft position and the warehouse in Zurich, mainly covered by a tunnel, ensure limited exposure to outside conditions.  

In addition to its extensive storage facilities in Zurich, Swiss WorldCargo has defined a network of stations that have been audited and approved for their healthcare handling capabilities.
The product can also be combined with Swiss WorldCargo’s ultra-fast SWISS X-Presso solution or its reliable service SWISS General Cargo. 

Additional Information

Alexandra Dahl
Senior Manager
Head of Cargo Marketing and Communications

Swiss WorldCargo
Swiss International Air Lines Ltd.
P.O. Box ZRHLX/CM
CH-8058 Zurich Airport
Phone +41 44 564 42 58

alexandra.dahl-augustin@swiss.com

 

Silvia Cappelli
PR & Online Communication

Swiss WorldCargo
Swiss International Air Lines Ltd.
P.O. Box ZRHLX/CM
CH-8058 Zurich Airport
Phone +41 44 564 55 02

silvia.cappelli@swiss.com