- Successful cooperation with DB Schenker Looking back on 10 years of air cargo services with healthcare shipments between Luxembourg and Indianapolis in cooperation with DB Schenker, the world’s second largest transportation and logistics services provider, Cargolux operated its first full charter flight carrying a critical and valuable cargo of pharmaceuticals to the United States in March. The flight represents the first full 747 load of pharma products that the Luxembourg airline carries on this route.
Cargolux and DB Schenker started the first Indianapolis service in 2005 with a weekly flight and added a second weekly flight the year after. Ten years later, Cargolux serves 15 destinations with healthcare flights for DB Schenker.
The 36 pallets of pharmaceuticals carried on 5 March required a constant ambient temperature of 20° C throughout the aircraft, made possible by the four independently adjustable air conditioning zones in Cargolux’s 747 freighters, who are ideally suited for this and other perishable, as well as livestock, shipments. Additionally, each pallet was protected by Tyvek covers, especially designed to maintain the temperature of temperature-sensitive cargoes.