Emirates SkyCargo, the cargo division of Emirates Airline, has announced the launch of a new version of its protection product for temperature-sensitive cargo, such as pharmaceutical products. Called White Cover Advanced, it is expected to utilise DuPont’s patented Tyvek® material made of high density polyethylene to form a protective barrier against varying external temperatures and direct sunlight. According to the announcement, the material is also water resistant to prevent moisture damage.
White Cover Advanced is an enhanced offering to Emirates SkyCargo’s existing White Cover solution. While White Cover is used in the carrier’s cool chain solutions for perishables, such as vegetables and fresh fruits, White Cover Advanced is expected to offer additional protection for packaged pharmaceutical shipments in Controlled Room Temperature (CRT) range and in insulated packaging.
Henrik Ambak, Senior Vice President, Emirates’ Cargo Operations Worldwide, said, “The pharmaceutical industry moves products worth over US$ 1 trillion annually. Temperature changes during transportation can pose a serious threat to the integrity of these sensitive products. They must be kept within different control room temperature (CRT) bands in accordance with the revised EU Good Distribution Practice. The White Cover Advanced, with its silver-coating technology, provides a reliable and affordable means of protecting these products from temperature spikes during air transportation.”
The cargo carrier’s existing range of protective techniques and solutions in transporting perishable products include: Cool Chain Premium, Cool Chain Advanced and Cool Chain Standard. Also included is the Emirates SkyCargo Cool Dolly, a piece of equipment that transports cargo from the aircraft to cool storage areas, while maintaining temperatures of as a low as -20°C. The cool chain portfolio is supported by Emirates SkyCargo’s temperature controlled handling facilities at both its freighter terminal in Dubai World Central’s (DWC) at Al Maktoum International Airport and its Cargo Mega Terminal in Dubai International Airport.