International cargo


Secure quality with temperature controlled container + specialized handling for pharmaceuticals.

Various type of active・passive temperature controlled containers are available. Reliable transportation is provided with specialized handling for pharmaceuticals.

  • Long hours transportation maintaining specified temperature range such as 2-8℃, 15-25℃, etc.
  • Dedicated containers for pharamaceuticals available
  • Reliable transportation with specialized pharamaceutical handling

PRIO PHARMA handling

Careful handling of the customers' valuable cargos, throughout the entire processes from acceptance to handover after arrival, is provided.

  1. Acceptance

    Accepted based on specialized handling procedures for pharmaceuticals.

  2. Build-up

    Build-up is conducted under environment avoiding direct sunlight exposure and open air to full extent possible.
    Indicated temperature will be set for the temperature controlled container, when build-up is done.

  3. Storage

    Consistent temperature control, from departure to arrival, is possible.
    Temperature check will be conducted at the timing of build-up, breakdown, and storage, etc.

  4. Transfer (from warehouse to shipside)

    Minimal time will be spent for cargo transfer from the warehouse to aircraft loading.

  5. Departure

  6. Arrival

  7. Transfer (from shipside to warehouse)

    Minimal time will be spent for cargo unloading and transfer from the aircraft to warehouse.

  8. Breakdown

    Breakdown is conducted under environment avoiding direct sunlight exposure and open air to full extent possible.

  9. Storage

    Cargo is stored within the specific temperature range. ※
    Temperature check will be conducted.
    ※Depends on each airport's facility conditions.

  10. Handover

    Within 180 minutes after flight arrival, documents handover and cargo customs declaration will be ready
    ※ Handover may not be possible if the arrival time is outside the customs office hours. ※ Handover time is subject to each arrival airport's service standard.

Other features

Guaranteed loading

Loading is guaranteed on the reserved flight. If in case loading is not possible on the original booked flight due to weather reason, etc., subject cargo will be handled with high priority, proposing alternative flight.

Containers' inner temperature data can be provided

Upon customer's request, data logger with chargeable fee can be installed in the container, providing recorded temperature during the transportation.


[Valued Shippers] For cargo transportation reservations and inquiries, please directly contact freight forwarder (or air cargo agent).

Reservations 【Envirotainer container】 4 business days prior to container lease start date
【CSafe container】 4 business days prior to container lease start date
【va-Q-tainer】 By 4 business days prior to scheduled lease starting date
【ANA-owned dry ice container】 Up to 4 business days prior to flight departure. Due to imited inventories, please contact our sales representative in advance.
Acceptance Up to 120 minutes prior to scheduled flight departure time
Handover Within 120~ 180 minutes after actual flight arrival time, AWB, documents handover and cargo customs declaration will be ready.
Container Lease Period 【Envirotainer container】 Dry ice type container (RKNt2, RAPt2): Within 5 days
Rechargeable type container (RKNe1, RAPe2): Within 6 days
【CSafe container】 Within 6 days or 9 days
【va-Q-tainer】 Within 7 days
【ANA-owned dry ice container】 Within 6 days
  • *Indicated time is to follow each airport's service standard.
  • *When making reservation, please inform of the requested ① transportation temperature ② acceptance time ③ handover time, etc.
  • *Handover may not be possible within the prescribed time, if in case the flight's arrival time is outside the customs office hours.

Acceptable commodities ・Restrictions

Acceptable commodities

Acceptable commodities Pharmaceuticals, specimens, etc., requiring temperature control
Unacceptable commodities 【Envirotainer ・CSafe ・va-Q-tainer ・ANA-owned dry ice container】
  • Dangerous Goods of Cargo Aircraft Only (CAO)
  • BUP (Shipper build-up) shipments including any Dangerous Goods
  • Any cargo of weight・size unloadable on temperature-controlled containers
  • When va-Q-tainer is to be used, BUP on ULD is unacceptable

※va-Q-tainer is recognized as an outer package. Therefore, when Dangerous Goods are contained in va-Q-tainer, it shall be handled in accordance with IATA DGR as overpack.
※Loading restrictions for C-Safe
Class2; Class3; Class4; Class6; Class7; Class8 and Lithium battery
Weight ・Size Limits Limited to weight ・size loadable on each container box.
Temperature, etc. 【Envirotainer container】 ・eType : 0℃~+25℃
・tType : -20℃~+20℃
【CSafe container】 ・RKN : 4℃~25℃
・RAP: 4℃~25℃
【va-Q-tainer】 -25℃~-15℃、+2℃~+8℃、+15℃~+25℃
【ANA-owned dry ice container】 5℃ or -5℃

Applicable Routes ・Freight Rates

Applicable routes ANA group operated flights and airline charter flights operated between ANA online airports. (Excluding Airbus 320 and Boeing 737 aircrafts)
Freight Rates Between the range of ANA carrier rates and Priority freight rate is applicable for Priority freights.
※Lease fee is chargeable for certain containers. Please contact our sales representative for details.
  • *PRIO PHARMA is unacceptable on small aircraft operated routes, and at airports with embargo for dry ice, as well as certain airports not able to provide dry ice service.

Required Documents ・Labels

Following documents are required for PRIO PHARMA service.

AWB(*Air Waybill) Please use general AWB
Please note of the followings when preparing AWB.
  • "PRIO PHARMA" must be stated in the ACCOUNTING INFORMATION column. (If no indication, it will not be handled as "PRIO PHARMA".)
  • Consignee's telephone (or FAX) number and name of the person in charge must be statedin the CONSIGNEE column.
  • Applicable temperature range must be stated in the Handling Information column.
Label In addition to general label, please attach dedicated label for PRIO PHARMA on the cargo.

Please download the required dedicated labels for PRIO PHARMA from here. ↓↓