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SkyCell publishes second annual Sustainability Report
SkyCell is pleased to share with you our second annual Sustainability Report. We believe it is an important part of our mission to detail the progress made in achieving our sustainability targets and share these with all our stakeholders.
Gain complete end-to-end visibility over your supply chain: why both S-data and O-data are needed
During the past two decades, the value of pharmaceutical goods traded globally has grown sixfold, from $113 billion in 2000 to $629 billion in 2019¹. As a result of this growth, supply chains have become increasingly global and complex, with current regulations being too focused on managing a ‘black box’ without visibility on the status of the shipment.
The 1500X hybrid container achieves outstanding CO2 emissions reduction
The 1500X - SkyCell’s next generation of hybrid container - continues to steer the industry in reaching new levels of performance in sustainability and efficiency. The container raises the bar for protecting pharma shipments at +2°C to +8°C or +15°C to +25°C and ensures protection for an unbroken cold chain.
No spoilage, no excursion and on time: hybrid solution delivers on challenging multinational shipment
With disruptions to pharma shipments possible at any number of points along the supply chain, robust solutions are required if substantial wastage of medicines is not to occur. For temperature-sensitive goods, this concern is even greater given additional logistical challenges. That’s where hybrid solutions come into consideration.
The 1500X: Providing X-tra performance and efficiency
The next generation of hybrid containers has arrived - the 1500X. Discover more on best in class performance, door-to-door security for an unbroken cold chain and greater optimization of efficiency features.
As China went into lockdown, SkyCell successfully delivered life-saving vaccines door-to-door from Europe to Beijing
Conditions on the ground for logistics businesses currently operating in China are challenging. Discover how SkyCell was well disposed to meet this challenge head on with our hybrid 2500C containers and the SECURE real-time monitoring platform.
SkyCell updates its container lineup with the 1500X Hybrid container with 270 hours independent runtime for temperature-sensitive pharma product transportation
SkyCell has launched the new 1500X container, the next generation in its hybrid container portfolio. Discover more on how it ensures protection for an unbroken cold chain.
SkyCell and Japan Airlines partner to support the growing Japanese pharmaceutical shipment market
SkyCell has partnered with Japan Airlines Cargo, to meet Japan's growing needs for vaccine and pharmaceutical transportation. Read more on this exciting new partnership that will strengthen SkyCell's presence in Japan.
Richard Ettl interviewed by TechCrunch
Our CEO and Co-Founder, Richard Ettl, spoke to Emma Betuel from TechCrunch about our successful $35M in Series C funding, as well as many issues related to the biopharma industry itself. Read more about the coverage here and access the TechCrunch article.
SkyCell raises $35M investment to drive future growth
This latest round of investment funding consolidates SkyCell’s position in strategically important Middle and Far East regions, setting the stage for a new phase of growth capitalizing on surging global demand for safe, secure, and sustainable pharma cold-chain solutions.
SkyCell opens new service center in Puerto Rico
SkyCell has opened a new service center in Puerto Rico to facilitate shipments to local pharma clients and patients on the island and throughout the region. See how SkyCell could help you with future shipments to Puerto Rico and beyond.
SkyCell partners with All Nippon Airways to support Japanese pharma market
SkyCell has partnered with All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan's largest airline. This partnership will not only strengthen our support for pharmaceutical customers shipping in and out of Japan, but will also benefit ANA in reaching their own sustainability goals.
New audit reaffirms SkyCell’s high-performance efficiency
For the fourth year in a row, SkyCell has upheld its high-performance title with an audit proving less than 0.1% temperature excursions occur end-to-end of our shipments. Take a look to learn more.
SkyCell SECURE: Immediate insights into your supply chain
SkyCell SECURE is the start of our bold new chapter. A SaaS platform, it is ready to optimize pharma supply chains and to take the industry forwards. Explore its early development and what it means for the industry at large.
SkyCell partners with Etihad Cargo to sustainably transport life-saving pharmaceuticals
SkyCell has partnered with Etihad Cargo to bring customers a wide range of solutions to transport their temperature-controlled pharmaceuticals in a safe, secure, and sustainable way.
LATAM Cargo Group collaborates with SkyCell to bring hybrid to South America’s pharma market
SkyCell has joined forces with LATAM Cargo Group to expand their pharma services and protection by utilizing our hybrid containers across their South American network. This will add further shielding for shipments heading to Brazil, Argentina, Chile and more.
LOT partners with SkyCell’s hybrid technology
SkyCell has signed an agreement with LOT Airlines that will extend LOT Cargo's capabilities in the transport of medicines and pharmaceutical products using our innovative hybrid containers.
DB Schenker partners with SkyCell to enhance medicine logistics solutions
SkyCell and DB Schenker have announced a new partnership that will transform its logistics services to transport life-saving vaccines and medicines to remote areas around the world.
SkyCell and Alitalia collaborate to ship 3 million meningitis vaccine doses to Belo Horizonte
SkyCell recently collaborated with our partner, Alitalia, to ship 3 million meningitis vaccine doses from Rome to Belo Horizonte in order to support Brazil’s National Immunization Program for children and adolescents.
Virgin Atlantic and SkyCell join forces to ensure safe and secure pharma shipments worldwide
SkyCell has formed a new partnership with Virgin Atlantic that brings together the commitment of both companies to provide innovative solutions and use sustainable resources to ensure the safe and secure shipment of valuable pharma products and vital vaccines.
The future is hybrid
Our hybrid containers play a leading part in our ability to maintain our values and ensuring safe, secure and sustainable medicine protection. Take a look at the world of hybrid.
World Immunisation & Logistics Summit
Hope Consortium members along with thought leaders Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Director-General at World Economic Forum Health Organization, Mark Suzman CEO at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Stanley Erck President and CEO at Novovax, at the World Immunisation & Logistics Summit that will take place virtually on the 29th and 30th of March 2021. Discuss the logistical challenges of the global mass distribution of COVID-19 vaccines and uncover scalable real-world supply chain logistic solutions to eradicate the pandemic.
SkyCell completes product portfolio with new frozen container for -20°C transport
SkyCell has developed the new 1500F, the fourth temperature range which completes the product suite from deep frozen to controlled room temperature. The 1500F, which maintains a steady temperature of -15°C to -25°C for more than 120 hours.
The SkyCell 1500DF – A game-changer in the transportation of deep-frozen medicine
SkyCell has engineered the new deep-frozen 1500DF container, which enables that more life-saving medicines and active pharma ingredients (APIs) can be transported in one air cargo shipment while increasing the safety and sustainability of the shipment. Discover our latest product innovation.
South Korea goes Hybrid – SkyCell and Korean Air announce partnership
SkyCell and Korean Air Cargo have signed an agreement to lease SkyCell's hybrid containers. The partnership follows SkyCell’s recent launch of a service center in Seoul and the appointment of a Business Development Director for Korea.
SkyCell introduces new deep frozen container – The 1500DF
SkyCell’s new deep-frozen solution is capable of maintaining a steady temperature of minus 60° Celsius to minus 80° Celsius, while reducing the amount of dry-ice by more than half. Explore our latest product innovation.
SkyCell joins consortium to deliver end-to-end Covid-19 vaccine distribution solution
SkyCell has become part of the establishment of the Hope Consortium – a neutral platform that offers a scalable solution to reach emerging markets in best-in-class quality. The consortium will facilitate the distribution of over 1.8 billion Covid-19 vaccines by end of 2021.
Air France KLM Martinair Cargo partner with SkyCell
SkyCell and Air France KLM Martinair Cargo have signed a partnership agreement to expand access to SkyCell's hybrid containers in supply chains, enabling further safety and sustainability solutions for pharmaceutical shipments. The new deal is part of a shift towards the adoption of enhanced technological solutions to meet both the demands of pandemic logistics and requirements of environmental agreements.
New SkyCell Service Centers open as the race for secure pharma containers intensifies
SkyCell has opened new Service Centers in Korea, Italy and the USA. Virtual training and digitalization projects have enabled expansion to continue in spite of Covid-19 lockdowns. This expansion responds to increased global demand for temperature-controlled, IoT- tracked containers as pharma shippers begin answering to greater need for pharmaceuticals and increased regulatory requirements to protect crucial supply chains.
Partnership between SkyCell and Unitrans to Secure Sensitive Biologics
SkyCell and Unitrans International Corporation (an AIT Worldwide Logistics Company) have partnered up to provide increased access to SkyCell’s hybrid containers for the transport of life-saving pharmaceuticals around the world.
Audited data: the new industry standard for lane validation
Under the new circumstances of Covid-19, audited data from end-to-end of the supply chain is the most reliable mirror of the truth. For the third year in a row, SkyCell has upheld its high-performance title with an audit* proving <0.1% temperature excursions occur end-to-end of our shipments.
Qatar Airways Cargo Signs Agreement for SkyCell Hybrid
Qatar Airways Cargo and SkyCell have signed an agreement to lease SkyCell hybrid containers. The agreement ensures pharma shippers have increased access to the self-charging, temperature-controlled container to boost the safety and sustainability of their shipments.
Government influence in Green Pharma Logistics to boost savings made with SkyCell hybrid
Governments around the world are imposing fees upon those delivering goods unsustainably and introducing systems that advocate for sustainable packaging, meaning savings with SkyCell’s hybrid pharmaceutical containers are set to rise.
Richard Ettl interviewed on Monocle 24’s Eureka podcast
SkyCell’s CEO and Co-Founder, Richard Ettl, sat down with Monocle 24’s Daniel Bach to talk about SkyCell’s growth over the past decade, from the earliest days of an idea to becoming a global leader in the field, and now working with 15 of the top 20 pharmaceutical companies worldwide.
Saving nearly 4.1 million kg of CO2 in vaccine deliveries for the Brazilian Government
Discover how SkyCell sustainably shipped around 8.8 million vaccines to the Brazilian Government, allowing patients to receive their essential medicine in the quality required, all while reducing the impact that shipments like these normally impose on our planet.
Data-driven software saves medicine during pandemic
Collective efforts between a major British pharmaceutical company, Qatar Airways and SkyCell secured a safe vaccine delivery to India that would otherwise have been severely delayed and resulted in unusable, degraded medication.
SkyCell assigned a critical supplier by EU Commission & Swiss Government
Here's why data insights are essential to guaranteeing the safe and sustainable distribution of a life-saving Covid-19 vaccine.
How to implement a digitally-enabled supply chain
In case you missed our Pharma Logistics Expert Roundtable or need a refresher, here are our key take-aways and the on-demand video.
Delivering 4 million doses of vaccines to Brazil
SkyCell, DHL and Lufthansa have joined forces to transport high-valuable vaccines from Siena via Frankfurt to Belo Horizonte.
Europe-based pharma client rolls out the hybrid globally
With Skycell’s implementation support, a European manufacturer smoothly switched to the hybrid for their global vaccines supply chain within 9 months.
Unveiling our next chapter: Safe. Secure. Sustainable.
We are writing the next chapter in the SkyCell story with the unveiling of your new strapline. We have decided to bring into the spotlight what is important to our clients, partners, investors and to us at SkyCell: our values. Learn why sustainability should matter to you.
SkyCell closes large growth-funding round during COVID-19
The importance of temperature control in pharma distribution has not gone unnoticed in the investment community. SkyCell closes an oversubscribed financing round of 62M USD to expand its global footprint and container fleet.
SkyCell successfully transported pneumococcal vaccines in support of 326,000 German patients
In response to shortage, SkyCell, KLM and UPS teamed up to ensure 6,5 tons of the critical vaccines were shipped from Tokyo and Osaka via Amsterdam to Frankfurt safely, timely and within temperature range in fight against COVID-19.
Supply Chain Resilience during COVID-19 Pandemic
SkyCell is proud to let you know that even during the restrictions put in place due to COVID-19, 100% of our deliveries of the last four weeks were on time. We are aware that even minor disruptions can cause delays in delivering life-saving drugs to patients and potential financial losses. We would like to highlight the measures SkyCell has taken to maintain a high level of performance during the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring your supply chains' resilience.
Sustainability needs to be more than just a buzzword
Learn more about SkyCell's approach of tackling supply chain emissions and building a sustainable pharma supply chain.
How to ship Antivirals and Clinical Trials to China
Coronavirus Special: When thousands of lives depend on the content of one container, there is no room for failure. SkyCell has the expertise and fleet capacity to support you in this complex undertaking.
Best-practices for your Asia Pacific Cold Chain
Pharma logistics faces diverse market conditions and requirements in the APAC region. Learn more about our solutions for your cold chain.
Big Data in pharma cold chain logistics
Collecting and reporting data in near real-time cuts costs and reduces risk. Learn more about our IoT infrastructure, software developments and big data systems.
How to manage extended transit times in Brazil without excursions
A lack of visibility of temperature data during transit can be a challenge for pharma companies. Discover in our best-practice case study what solutions SkyCell offers.
Unparalleled security for SkyCell’s smart containers through banking grade Securosys Hardware
Quality is everything to us, which is why each SkyCell smart container has a digital identity that is used for tracking it through blockchain technology, wherever it is located in the world. This is made possible by equipping it with public and private keys generated by Securosys Hardware Security Modules.
How to execute a door-to-door shipment to China
Transporting temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals to China while being fully GDP compliant can be a challenge. Discover in our best-practice case study which solutions SkyCell offers.
SkyCell presents quality award to Emirates SkyCargo
Two years of partnership with zero temperature excursions. For its outstanding performance in pharma transport, Emirates SkyCargo was honored with the first SkyCell Quality Award.
SkyCell increases its availability for in the US market with a new partnership
SkyCell and United Cargo have announced a close partnership which makes United Cargo the first U.S. carrier to lease and transport the innovative temperature-sensitive containers manufactured by SkyCell.
SkyCell and AirBridgeCargo expand partnership
AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) and SkyCell have sealed a close partnership for the lease of all types of SkyCell’s temperature-controlled containers.
A new partnership takes off to Singapore
SkyCell and Singapore Airlines (SIA) have sealed a partnership for the lease of SkyCell containers to serve the surging demand in Singapore and the Asia Pacific Region. Learn what kind of benefits the collaboration brings for SkyCell clients.
Peace of Mind Insurance
Being the safest pharma container is not enough. SkyCell expands its SkyCellent services with a new additional offering.
A new Collaboration is in the Air
SkyCell and Air France KLM Martinair Cargo have announced a global cooperation to work more closely together on existing and future pharmaceutical logistics business.