Envirotainer plans a 10-percent increase in its fleet of temperature-controlled air-cargo containers, to meet the needs of the international healthcare sector. The company will add 200 RKN t2 units, and 175 RAP t2 boxes, to its fleet of 3,500 containers by July 1. Envirotainer said it was responding to demand for equipment from the healthcare industry, along with airline and logistics customers that have developed their own premium cold-chain products by incorporating the use of ALK technology. The boost will satisfy demand for additional containers during traditional peak-demand periods in the third and fourth quarters of the year. Research conducted last year by a consulting firm on behalf of Envirotainer predicted that the volume of temperature-sensitive airfreight required by the healthcare industry and logistics providers would grow at 10 percent annually for the next five years. Envirotainer launched the first-ever active temperature-controlled air-cargo container more than 10 years ago.
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