SWISS °Celsius Passive

SWISS °Celsius PassiveFor your temperature sensitive supply chain

The market for pharmaceutical and healthcare products continues to grow and shows a sustainable and sound development. As speed to market is essential, the healthcare industry is increasingly relying on air cargo. The challenge for all the involved parties in the supply chain is to keep healthcare products within the required temperature range to ensure an uninterrupted cool chain and preserve the quality of the product.
Consequently, pharmaceutical and healthcare companies around the globe are investing more and more resources in sophisticated passive packaging solutions for their time and temperature sensitive shipments.

However, it is not all about packaging, these healthcare shipments rely on high quality standardised processes, speed and adequate storage, wherever possible, throughout the supply chain.


Why SWISS °Celsius Passive

Your Benefits
Your Benefits

  • Choice between the four official IATA temperature ranges:
    controlled frozen (FRO -20 °C), controlled cool (COL +2 °C to +8 °C),
    controlled room temperature (CRT +15 °C to 25 °C) and controlled extended room temperature (ERT +2 °C to +25 °C) as well as ambient storage
  • Standardised processes ensure that your cargo is stored in the required temperature environment as fast as possible

Our Hub
Our Hub

  • Our hub is GDP compliant (Swissmedic) and IATA CEIV certified
  • Four different controlled storage possibilities (FRO, COL, CRT and ERT)
  • on top of ambient storage
  • Short distances via tunnel between warehouse and aircraft position, in combination with all-in-one operational and warehouse handling
  • Swiss WorldCargo hub control center ensures a smooth, reliable and flexible handling of shipments

Our Product
Our Product

  • Wide range of storage options, namely“controlled frozen storage” (FRO),“controlled cool storage” (COL),“controlled room temperature” (CRT),“controlled extended room temperature storage” (ERT) and “ambient storage”
  • A global network of selected audited stations
  • Worldwide skilled personnel
  • Thermo truck network available
  • Preferred capacity access
  • Efficient standardised transport and handling processes
  • Compliance with IATA Chapter 17 regulations
  • Dangerous Goods accepted (local restrictions and IATA DG Regulations apply)
  • An integrated online consignment tracking system



Pharma Capability Tool


Capacity features


Preferred space access Yes for XPS up to 6 h before departure
BUP* Yes
Transport of special cargo (DGR, etc.) Yes, exceptions apply
Trucks services Thermo truck whenever possible

*BUP (Bulk Utilization Programme): Transport-ready containers and pallets benefit from preferential conditions and more rapid handling. 

Handling features


Latest acceptance times
"ready for carriage”
90 to 240 min*
Transfer times  Up to 6 h*
Delivery times after landing 60 to 600 min*
Special consignment labelling by the freight forwarder IATA Time and Temperature Sensitive Label
Separate handling process  Yes

*Depending if booked as SWISS X-Presso or SWISS General Cargo