Pelican BioThermal Wins Air Cargo Sustainability Award

Published December 10, 2020

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Pelican BioThermal, the global name in temperature- controlled packaging, announces it has been selected as the winner of the 2020 Air Cargo Sustainability Award in the corporate category by The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA). The company received the award on Dec. 10, 2020, during the last day of the Digital Air Cargo Forum.

Pelican BioThermal was recognized for its work to improve sustainability through manufacturing and use of durable, reusable temperature-controlled packaging to replace single-use packaging. Research and analysis shows a two-year clinical trial with 30,000 individual package shipments of single-use shippers emits 1,122 tonnes of CO2e. By contrast, the same trial using Pelican BioThermal’s Crēdo Cube™ shipper requires only 772 units and 241 tonnes of CO2e. This is a 78 percent reduction of global warming carbon footprint potential between the single-use and reusable approaches. These same benefits apply to global air cargo shipments of critical pharmaceuticals transported using Crēdo™ Cargo pallet-accepting shippers.

“Our efforts to improve sustainability in manufacturing and our products is far-reaching--helping us and the companies we work with to achieve sustainability goals,” said David Williams, President of Pelican BioThermal. “We are honored that an independent panel of judges recognized the work we are doing to protect our natural resources and the environment, as well as advance sustainability within air cargo.”

The Air Cargo Sustainability Awards recognize companies that make positive change by supporting social welfare, economic development and environmental protection through innovation and partnerships. TIACA received 23 applications for the awards from a diverse group of companies advancing sustainability in the air cargo industry, including areas of carbon reduction, drones, humanitarian aid, waste reduction, packaging, ULDs, process efficiencies, people and COVID-19 relief.

All entries were evaluated by an independent panel of five judges: Chris McDermott, CEO, CHAMP Cargosystems; Deniz Kargaci, manager of corporate sustainability management, Turkish Airlines; Eng Naif Al-Abri, CEO of TRANSOM; Steven Polmans, director cargo and logistics, Brussels Airport; and Susy Schoneberg, head of Flexport. The evaluation criteria included the three aspects of sustainability--environmental, social, economic--as well as innovation and practical applicability of solutions.

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About Pelican Products

Pelican Products, Inc. is the global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance protective cases, temperature-controlled packaging solutions, advanced portable lighting systems and rugged gear for professionals and outdoor enthusiasts. Their products are used by professionals in the most demanding markets including fire safety, law enforcement, defense / military, aerospace, life sciences, industrial, entertainment, and in numerous outdoor markets. Pelican™ products are designed and built to last a lifetime. The company operates in 27 countries, with 23 international sales offices and eleven manufacturing facilities around the globe. In Europe, the company does business under the name Peli Products, S.LU. and the division which manufactures temperature-controlled packaging for the healthcare industry, does business worldwide under the brand Peli BioThermal. For more information, visit