Korean Air to lease Pegasus ULDs from Sonoco

Korean Air Cargo has signed an agreement with Sonoco ThermoSafe to lease Pegasus ULD shipping containers.

The Pegasus ULD is the world’s first FAA and EASA-approved passive bulk temperature-controlled ULD container for pharmaceutical use and has been engineered with composite materials, making it lighter and substantially more damage-resistant than traditional metal containers.

The ULD contains a fully integrated, FAA-approved telemetry system, providing real-time, cloud-based data on payload and ambient temperature and key environmental factors, precisely synchronised with GPS location.

Sonoco ThermoSafe will support this partnership by adding Seoul's Incheon International Airport to its network with services including ground handling, repairs and preconditioning through its partnership Unilode Aviation Solutions.

Bourji Mourad, Head of Logistics & Partner Management for Sonoco ThermoSafe’s Bulk Rental group says: “This new and exciting partnership with an industry leader like Korean Air will accelerate the adoption of the Pegasus ULD during the world’s most demanding need for pharmaceutical distribution.”

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