The unit uses rechargeable batteries, with a single battery charge able to power the system for over 170 hours.
It also offers live monitoring for product condition, location, temperature, humidity, battery levels, door openings, if cargo is loaded or not and the progress of shipments.
It fits three Euro pallets (or two US pallets), filling a gap between the larger RAP and smaller RKN-size containers to enable mixing and matching of pallet sizes.
'We are excited to be the first mainland China carrier to approve the Releye RLP container,' said China Southern deputy logistics sales chief Charlotte Huang.
'The container sets a new standard for secure cold chain transport at a time when Covid-19 vaccine and other temperature-controlled medicines are being shipped around the world.
Said Envirotainer key accounts executive Don Harrison: 'We are happy to welcome China Southern Airlines as the latest carrier of our newest innovation, the Envirotainer Releye RLP container.'