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Cool Chain

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04Aug 07:22:06(z)

China Airlines had introduced the Cool Chain product.
We offer the active container lease service and approved for usage of wireless GPS sensors.


Cargo Hold Environment of fleet

The temperature control ability of China Airlines’ fleet as following: 

A/C Type Deck/Cargo Hold Temp. Switch & Range Environmental Control System (ECS)
B744F Main Deck 4~29°C (40~85°F) Air Conditioning System
Lower Deck
FWD Cargo Hold
4~29°C (40~85°F) Air Conditioning System
Pack #3
Lower Deck
AFT & Bulk
Cargo Hold
4~29°C (40~85°F) Air Conditioning System
Pack #2
High 10~16°C (50~60°F)
Low 4~10°C (40~50°F)
Heat System (bleed air)
Main on/off switch at cockpit
High & Low heat switch (1) at bulk
B744P FWD Cargo Hold 4~10°C (40~50°F) Heat System
Cargo Hold
High 10~16°C (50-60°F)
Low 4~10°C (40~50°F)
Heat System
Main on/off switch at cockpit
H & L heat switch (1) at bulk
B777 FWD Cargo Hold 4~27°C Air Conditioning System
AFT & Bulk
Cargo Hold
AFT & Bulk
Cargo Hold
Heat System
H & L heat (2) switch at cockpit
A330/A350 FWD Cargo Hold 5~25°C (41~77°F) Air Conditioning System
AFT Cargo Hold xxx No
Bulk 5~25°C (41~77°F) Air Conditioning System
Cold Chain Products
(Temperature Range)
‘t’ type ‘e’ type
RAP t2 RKN t2 PAP e2 RKN e1
Deep Frozen ( below -20 °C )
Container set point:-20°C
Yes(1) Yes(1) No No
( below +2 °C to +8 °C)
Container set point:+5 °C
Yes(2) Yes(2) Yes Yes
Do not Freeze
( below +2 °C to +25 °C)
Container set point:+15 °C
Yes(2) Yes(2) Yes Yes
Controlled Room Temperature
( below +15 °C to +25 °C)
Container set point:+20 °C
Yes(3) Yes(3) Yes Yes
  • For deep frozen product, use ‘t’ type container only. Dry ice must be loaded in both the dry ice bunker (20%) and cargo area (80%) to maintain -20°C. Re-icing the bunker only will not maintain -20°C
  • Since ‘t’ type container does not heat, the container is to be stored in an environment where temperature is at least 10°C to avoid overcool. Avoid exposure to extreme heat or direct sunlight since under such situation dry ice consumption is accelerated. Exposure to temperature 30°C above the set temperature should be limited to 2 hours.
  • One of the following process controls is required to use the ‘t’ type container for Controlled Room Temperature products:

    a. The product is packaged in an insulated overpack before loading in the container.

    b. Aircraft temperature is above 20°C with dry ice in the container bunker.

    c. B744P not applicable.

  • ‘t’ type container require cargo hold ventilation and temperature control during flight.
Station Information

We provide the Cool Chain / Pharma services in United States, Europe and Asia. The temperature-controlled storage information of serviced station as following

Cool Facilities +2 to +8°C +2 to +25°C +15 to +25°C Active containers
Station IATA code Export Import Export Import Export Import Export Import
Amsterdam AMS X X X X X X X X
Bangkok BKK   X   X   X   X
Beijing PEK   X   X   X    
Chicago ORD X X X X X X X X
Frankfurt FRA X X X X X X X X
Kuala Lumpur KUL   X   X   X    
Luxembourg LUX X X X X X X X X
Miami MIA X X X X X X X X
New York JFK X X X X X X X X
San Francisco SFO X X X X X X X X
Shanghai PVG   X   X   X    
Sydney SYD X X X X X X X X
Tokyo TYO X X X X X X X X
Vienna VIE   X   X   X   X
Rome FCO   X   X   X    
XI AN XIY   X   X   X   X
XIA MEN XMN   X   X   X   X
ZHENG ZHOU CGO   X   X   X    
GUANG ZHOU CAN   X   X   X    
Brisbane BNE   X   X   X    
Ho Chi Minh city SGN   X   X   X    
Hanoi HAN   X   X   X    
Jakarta CGK   X   X   X    
CHENG DU CTU   X   X   X    
CHONG QING CKG   X   X   X    
CI Network Cold Chain Facility
Tracking Device

China Airlines approved the usage of wireless GPS sensors by the shipper.

  • Approved Model
  Manufacturer Model
  CalAmp SC1004
  Controlant CO10.01
  Emerson Go Real-Time 4G/5G
  Elitegroup GWS-CSCG Tag
  iTraq Butterfly
  OnAsset Sentry400
  Tive TT-7000
  Moog Crossbow
(SenseAware PT300D)
  Roambee Sensor Bee/ BeeSense Air
A Type