SkyCell Containers Deliver Impressive Results in Reducing Carbon Footprint
Switzerland-based SkyCell recently announced they have performed exceptionally well in a comprehensive study undertaken by myclimate, a non-profit climate protection organisation based in Switzerland.
A non-profit organization, myclimate pursues science-based and business-orientated climate protection projects across the globe.
The results from the study showed SkyCell containers reduce nearly 50 per cent of CO2 emissions per air cargo shipment. A comprehensive life-cycle analysis was carried out comparing SkyCell 1500 and 2500 containers with a product from a competitor, analyzing the CO2-footprint on typical cold chain routes as well as the emissions caused from manufacturing all the way through to the decommissioning of the containers.
Resource Efficiency Leader at myclimate, Dr. Bettina Kahlert said, “It can be stated that the big SkyCell 2500 container with a high interior transport volume performs best when looking at the entire life-cycle of the product and shipment, followed by the smaller SkyCell 1500.”
Dr. Bettina further added, “From our analysis, we conclude that the C02 emissions can be significantly reduced with containers that are optimized for weight-volume ratio such as SkyCells.”
Climate specialists at myclimate analyzed both the fuel consumption in air transport on typical routes, but also the complete life-cycle of transport containers in great detail.
Chief Technology Officer for SkyCell, Nico Ross said, “We initiated the study because it has been our goal right from the start to develop and run the most efficient and safest pharma container system worldwide. We wanted to verify this from an independent and trustworthy source like myclimate.”
SkyCell CEO, Richard Ettl had this to say, “It makes us proud that our work to develop the containers has paid off. It is our mission to provide the most reliable and environment-friendly transport solutions for temperature-sensitive shipments and the study by myclimate shows that we have achieved this.”
He concluded with, “We will keep improving our technology and services in order to eliminate product loss due to temperature excursions and to better protect our climate.”