Air Canada Cargo Temperature-Sensitive Pharmaceutical Freight Services

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Air Canada Cargo is a full-service provider of air freight services offering specialised shipping solutions for the pharmaceutical industry.

Temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical shipments

For temperature-sensitive healthcare shipments requiring temperature control, Air Canada Cargo offers AC Cool Chain, a selection of solutions for active and passive packaging conditions.

AC Cool Chain includes AC Absolute° and AC Pharmacair, which are offered at more than 30 certified locations such as Japan, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Canada, Israel, the US and throughout Europe.

AC Absolute° is an active temperature-controlled solution designed for temperature-sensitive shipments that require precise conditions.

Temperature-controlled containers are available for leasing, which use dry-ice or electric-based technologies to maintain the required range.

Passive temperature-controlled solutions for pre-packaged healthcare shipments

AC Pharmacair is a passive temperature-controlled solution, designed for healthcare commodities that are pre-packaged to maintain the desired temperature.

The AC Cool Chain solution features:

  • Standard operating procedures that comply with IATA regulations
  • Dedicated staff trained in quality handling of AC Cool Chain shipments
  • Refrigerated and ambient holding areas
  • Specific tender and retrieval times
  • Expedited Tarmac times to minimise exposure to environmental elements
  • Solid contingency and a corrective action plan
  • Online shipment tracking

GPS devices are approved for use on Air Canada’s flights, enabling clients real-time visibility and data collection for their shipments.

DuPont Tyvek Air Cargo Covers are available as an optional feature for AC Pharmacair shipments at select cities throughout the worldwide network.

Worldwide shipping and direct services

Air Canada Cargo provides direct services to and from 150 cities on five continents, and holds global coverage in more than 300 cities through interline partnerships, and a trucking network.

Hubs in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, London and Frankfurt provide optimal global connections, and allow for the continuous shipment of goods to and from anywhere in Air Canada’s network.

Air Canada Cargo offers a range of services and solutions, each designed to meet specific shipping requirements, based on the commodity, or on the time-sensitive nature of the cargo.

Managed by a team of industry experts, the solutions provided are continuously evolve to meet industry regulations, market demands and the needs of clients.

About Air Canada Cargo

Air Canada Cargo, a division of Air Canada, is focused on innovation and capitalising on emerging technologies, and developing applications to maximise efficiencies.

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Freighter Flights Update

The agreement between Air Canada and Cargojet will expire at the end of the year and will not be extended. As such, dedicated freighter service will be terminated to and from Mexico, Dallas-Fort Worth, Atlanta, Bogota, Lima, and Frankfurt.

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When booking AC Cool Chain, you can expect an active and passive packaging solution that has a simple and competitive pricing structure.

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Quebec

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+1 905 694 5336 www.aircanada.com/cargo

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24 November 2017

The agreement between Air Canada and Cargojet will expire at the end of the year and will not be extended. As such, dedicated freighter service will be terminated to and from Mexico, Dallas-Fort Worth, Atlanta, Bogota, Lima, and Frankfurt.

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15 September 2017

Air Canada Cargo is participating in a number of temperature-controlled supply chain conferences in the coming months.

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6 September 2017

Air Canada Cargo has announced it will be launching three new routes from Vancouver in 2018, all operated by 787 Dreamliner aircraft.

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18 August 2017

Air Canada Cargo provides a range of AC Cool Chain solutions is recommended and used worldwide for air transportation of temperature-sensitive shipments, which typically include fresh produce, seafood, flowers, healthcare, and pharmaceutical products.

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4 August 2017

Air Canada Cargo is fully certified to carry shipments from all nine dangerous good classes.

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10 July 2017

With the second highest city GDP in France, Lyon is a city of key economic importance. Known for its cuisine, Lyon is a key market for perishables, and increasing demand for high-tech and bio-tech commodities is rooted in the local growth of those sectors.

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21 June 2017

Air Canada Cargo's dedicated freighter service provides year-round main and lower deck capacity for your shipments to key markets including Toronto, Atlanta, Dallas-Fort Worth, Mexico City, Bogota, Lima, and Frankfurt.

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12 May 2017

Air Canada Cargo has announced greater coverage to and from the UK and Europe due to additional flights and an expanded schedule.

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7 April 2017

Air Canada Cargo has announced it has received the Gold Air Cargo Excellence Award in the Carriers up to 999,999 Tonnes category.

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14 March 2017

Air Canada Cargo has announced that it will be launching a year-round, 787-9 service to Taipei, providing a convenient option for shipments from John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE).

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6 March 2017

Air Canada Cargo has announced an improved version of its Track and Trace function will be live on aircanadacargo.com.

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8 February 2017

We're excited to announce the following enhancements to our e-Booking tool, based on your feedback and suggestions.

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28 October 2016

Air Canada Cargo has announced there will now be two daily wideboy flights in and out of San Francisco with Boeing 767-300ER aircraft.

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20 October 2016

Air Canada Cargo has announced it will be attending the Air Cargo Forum in Paris.

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19 October 2016

With its freighter service now operating twice weekly to and from Dallas Fort Worth, Air Canada Cargo has doubled capacity and opened up its vast global network to the Texas market.

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26 September 2016

Air Canada Cargo has announced it will be present at the 14th Cold Chain GDP & Temperature Management Logistics Global Forum at the Hynes Convention Centre in Boston, USA.

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14 September 2016

Air Canada Cargo has released its updated pricing for its AC Absolute Active Containers service to ensure it continues to provide high-quality customer service and is aligned with current market conditions.

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30 August 2016

Air Canada Cargo's network, trucking connections, and daily flights from Toronto to Amsterdam allow for companies in Canada, the US, Latin America, and Mexico to easily access the Netherlands.

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15 August 2016

Air Canada Cargo offers shippers access to Japanese markets with daily flights to and from Tokyo.

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12 July 2016

Air Canada Cargo is expanding its network to the US to include new destinations, with greater capacity and more flights.

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24 June 2016

Air Canada Cargo has announced several new routes, featuring direct services to 25 cities across the UK, Europe and Ireland.

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24 June 2016

Envirotainer has awarded Air Canada Cargo with Qualified Envirotainer Provider (QEP) Accreditation for its Toronto Pearson International Airport (YZZ) hub, as well as six other stations in cities including London, Paris, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Chicago, and Indianapolis.

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22 March 2016

Air Canada Cargo is proud to have been recognised with the Air Cargo Excellence Diamond Award in the carrier, up to 399,999t category.

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18 March 2016

Air Canada Cargo has expanded its network of AC Absolute° certified locations for active temperature-controlled shipments.

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1 December 2015

The Priority1 service is available for all shipments, including those booked with AC General Cargo, AC Pharmacair, AC Fresh and AC DGR.

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25 November 2015

Air Canada Cargo customers have gone digital through its new e-Booking tool.

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20 October 2015

Last year, Air Canada Cargo introduced a simplified pricing for its AC Absolute solution, and stated more enhancements were coming.

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15 October 2015

Air Canada Cargo is pleased to announce that a new dedicated version of its mobile application is available from the Apple App Store.

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10 June 2015

Air Canada Cargo has announced that from 15 June, all shipments will be handled at our new location at Boston Logan International Airport.

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10 June 2015

Air Canada Cargo has announced more widebody capacity between Los Angeles and Toronto, with a Boeing 777-200LR aircraft operating daily.

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23 April 2015

Air Canada Cargo has announced new locations that are certified to handle AC Absolute shipments.

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23 April 2015

Air Canada Cargo has introduced DuPont Tyvek Air Cargo Covers, which is an optional feature for AC Fresh and AC Pharmacair shipments.

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Air Canada Cargo

Saint-Laurent

QC

Quebec

Canada

+1 905 694 5336 www.aircanada.com/cargo

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