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Swiss Airtainer

A smart air cargo container to transport temperature-sensitive pharma products

January 2022
Gallery Swiss Airtainer 1
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This solution aims at providing an eco-friendly, cost-effective, and intelligent temperature-controlled air cargo container so as to transport life-saving medicine in the safest and most sustainable way.

Label Date January 3, 2022
From Switzerland
Maturity stage Prototype testing in the real world
Looking For New clients, Funding, Credibility

The environmental benefits

  • Empty weight of the container (TARA weight) is 400 kg which is significantly lighter than the competitive average of 650 kg. Resulting in a reduction of 30% in transport cost and 40% in Co2 emissions respectfully equivalent to 9 tons of CO2 for a return t
  • Has a total of 16 IoT devices to track every element of the container and product. This results in higher quality, theft prevention, and real-time/indexed tracking of product.
  • Co2 reduction by 40% due to weight reduction of 250kg in comparison to competitors, results in 9 tons of Co2 saved per trip and per container, CO2 savings due to Energy production (PV) not taken into account.

The Financial benefits

  • Weight reduction of 250 per container will lead to lower air cargo transport costs, as weight (and volume) are defining the cost of air cargo. TCO of SAT is 30% cheaper than competitors.
  • Real time IoT will allow real time preventive management, and the intelligence / smartness into the container. 100% real time traceability is also expected to reduce insurance costs. But difficult
  • The 100% energy self-sustainability of the container will allow the pharmaceutical industry to target new delivery routes, as delivery routes will no longer be dependent on expensive Cold Chain infrastructure.

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Swiss Airtainer SA

A sustainable and smart air cargo Container to transport live saving pharma products.

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Headquarters 1400 Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland
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