Cathay Cargo signs partnership with Tower Cold Chain

​Cathay Cargo has signed a global long-term rental agreement with Tower Cold Chain.

Ideal for the transportation of life-saving pharmaceutical, biotech and life-science products, Tower’s robust, reliable, reusable solutions are a welcomed addition to Cathay Cargo’s cool container pharmaceutical portfolio.

Allowing the airline to extend its range of container choice, Cathay Pharma customers will have increased flexibility and variety when shipping high-value, temperature-sensitive products in both Euro or US pallet sizes.

This new partnership means customers can access and order Tower’s passive cold chain solutions 24/7 online, either via the Tower website or through Cathay’s booking service, and benefit from 120+ hour protection for products that require an internal temperature of -80°C (ultracold), -60°C (ultracold), -20°C (frozen), +5°C (refrigerated) and +20°C (controlled room temperature).

Available in a comprehensive variety of sizes and volumes, Tower’s containers cover internal payloads ranging from 3075 litres down to 26.4 litres – The KTEvolution, the company’s first hand-held container, ideal for small-batch, direct-to-patient shipments.

This long-term deal coincides with the airline’s rebrand. Previously known as Cathay Pacific Cargo, the rebrand reinforces Cathay’s vision to become one of the world’s greatest service brands and to provide sector-specific expertise and innovative solutions to its customers.

“We are delighted to partner with Tower Cold Chain to further enhance our Cathay Pharma portfolio with more choices and innovative solutions to our customers in the pharmaceutical, biotech, and life-science industries. Tower’s advanced passive containers deliver proven physical and temperature protection, across all supply chains. This, coupled with Cathay Cargo’s vast distribution network will benefit our customers and, ultimately, their patients around the world,” said Frosti Lau, General Manager Cargo Service Delivery, Cathay Cargo.

“Partnering with a world-class airline like Cathay Cargo ensures their pharmaceutical customers are supported with reliable and seamless temperature-controlled solutions,” said Niall Balfour, Chief Executive of Tower Cold Chain.

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