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 unbroken 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

Our Product

  • Refrigerated, controlled ambient room temperature and deep frozen storage possibilities
  • A global network of selected audited stations
  • Worldwide skilled and trained 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)
  • Integrated online consignment tracking system

Our Hub

  • Our hub is GDP compliant (Swissmedic) and IATA CEIV certified
  • Refigerated, controlled ambient room temperature and deep frozen storage facilities
  • 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

Your Benefits

  • Choice between the three official IATA temperature ranges: refigerated (COL +2 to +8 °C), controlled ambient (CRT +15 to +25 °C) and frozen (FRO -20 °C)
  • Combinable with our fast solution SWISS X-Presso or our SWISS General Cargo service
  • Standardised processes ensure that your cargo is stored in the required temperature environment as fast as possible

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 Yes

*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 XPS or GCR