Sonoco ThermoSafe and United Cargo Launch Global Partnership to Lease PharmaPort 360 Temperature Controlled Bulk Shippers

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Sonoco ThermoSafe and United Cargo Launch Global Partnership to Lease PharmaPort 360 Temperature Controlled Bulk Shippers

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., U.S. - Sonoco ThermoSafe, a unit of Sonoco (NYSE:SON) and a leading global provider of temperature assurance packaging, announced a global partnership agreement with United Cargo for the leasing of the PharmaPort 360 temperature controlled bulk shipping container. The agreement enables pharmaceutical shippers to lease PharmaPort 360 containers directly from United Cargo.

The PharmaPort 360 is a smart active container, distinguished as the only active temperature controlled container in the industry that contains a fully integrated, FAA-approved telemetry system, providing real-time, cloud-based data on payload and ambient temperature and key mechanical components, precisely synchronized with GPS location. Additionally, the PharmaPort 360 utilizes proprietary thermal technology to provide extremely precise, long duration +5C temperature control for transporting high value cargo for the world’s leading biopharmaceutical companies.

“We are proud to be the first North American carrier to sign a direct leasing agreement with Sonoco ThermoSafe,” said United Cargo President Jan Krems. “Along with our relentless focus on speed, reliability and quality, TempControl customers appreciate our drive to ensure our service remains relevant and valuable to the evolving pharmaceutical marketplace. We are excited to offer customers the ability to lease the PharmaPort 360, a smart active packaging option, for the safe transport of health care material on our TempControl network of 68 certified locations.”

“We are delighted to partner with United Cargo, the first North American airline to provide one-way rentals of the best-in-class PharmaPort 360 temperature control containers. Given the extensive scope of United Cargo’s TempControl network, this partnership enables the pharmaceutical supply chain to cost-effectively ship across the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific regions,” said Christopher Day, director of global business development for Sonoco ThermoSafe’s Leasing Services division. “Additionally, Sonoco’s 300+ global locations allow the Sonoco ThermoSafe division to quickly and efficiently expand the depot network for leasing PharmaPort units across the globe.” Visit www.thermosafe.com/pharmaport to learn more.

About Sonoco ThermoSafe
Sonoco ThermoSafe, a unit of Sonoco (NYSE:SON), is a leading global provider of temperature assurance packaging for the safe and efficient transport of pharmaceuticals, biologics, vaccines and other temperature-sensitive products. Sonoco ThermoSafe shipping solutions mitigate risk for customers and ensure product efficacy throughout the extremes of a supply chain. With operations in the Americas, Europe and Asia, Sonoco ThermoSafe has a vast product offering featuring industry-leading technology that encompasses refrigerated, frozen or controlled room temperature applications. In addition, Sonoco ThermoSafe's ISC Labs® deliver individualized design and testing services and innovative packaging solutions along with qualification and validation services to meet all regulatory requirements. More information can be found at www.thermosafe.com.

About Sonoco
Founded in 1899, Sonoco (NYSE: SON) is a global provider of a variety of consumer packaging, industrial products, protective packaging, and displays and packaging supply chain services. With annualized net sales of approximately $5 billion, the Company has 21,000 employees working in more than 300 operations in 33 countries, serving some of the world’s best known brands in some 85 nations. Sonoco is committed to Better Packaging. Better Life., and ranked first in the Packaging sector on Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies 2018 list. For more information visit www.sonoco.com.

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