CSafe (a joint venture between AmSafe and AcuTemp Thermal Systems) and IAG Cargo, the single business of British Airways World Cargo and Iberia Cargo, have announced the signing of a Master Lease Agreement.
This initiative is aimed at expanding the IAG Cargo Constant Climate service to pharmaceutical companies that require strict temperature management control during transportation. By leasing active temperature-controlled containers through IAG Cargo, freight forwarders are set to benefit from a streamlined booking and billing process, while avoiding the requirement of returning the unit to the supplier following use. CSafe containers will be available for lease on a daily, per trip or 30 day basis through IAG Cargo. Brian Kohr, President of CSafe, expressed his pleasure at the new partnership.
“IAG Cargo’s Constant Climate service is known throughout the industry as one of the finest. This agreement provides IAG Cargo customers a great solution for their extremely important temperature-controlled products.”
CSafe continues to grow to meet the needs of their customers, including new partnerships with major global airlines, forwarders and specialty couriers; additions to their global service network; and by the ongoing expansion of their fleet of containers. The AcuTemp RKN is the first and only active temperature-controlled air container with FAA, EASA, Transport Canada, Hong Kong CAD, Irish Aviation Authority IAA and Israeli CAA approvals.
John Hayden, Global Product Manager at IAG Cargo, also commented on the deal.
“By signing an agreement with CSafe we can offer a multi-solution proposition that fully meets the needs of our customers. Our partnership will allow us to continue to grow our Constant Climate product across our network while meeting customer demand for heating and cooling container options and availability. The deal will be important in helping us remain the preferred option for our customers in the temperature sensitive freight market.”