AirBridgeCargo completes 'rehearsal move for Covid-19 vaccine'

Published: 17 August 2020 - 11 p.m.

AirBridgeCargo Airlines, part of Volga-Dnepr Group, has transported a record number of RKN containers on-board its Boeing 747-8F.

ABC’s scheduled flight uplifted the cargo for its customer, DSV, from Amsterdam (the Netherlands) to Shanghai (China).

41RKN CSafe containers, containing more than 30 tons of temperature-sensitive medicines, were securely loaded and stowed on-board main and lower decks to optimize aircraft capacity and guarantee safe delivery of the total shipment without its breakdown for different flights.

“This transportation, to some extent, is the rehearsal to check that we are well-prepared for the Covid-19 vaccine, once its testing is finalized,” said Yulia Celetaria, Global Director, pharma for AirBridgeCargo Airlines.

“For the last five years, we have deepened our cooperation with providers of temperature-sensitive containers and now, in the middle of the pandemic, we are in constant dialogue with our trusted partners, Envirotainer, SkyCell, va-Q-tec, DoKaSch, CSafe, Sonoco and others regarding strategic container reserve.

“Last year we successfully gained our IATA CEIV Pharma re-certification, which stands as an industry commitment to be a reliable partner of cold chain and keep 100% vaccine integrity.”

For the first six months of 2020, ABC has managed to achieve a 60% uptick in temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical shipments, surpassing the level of 11, 000 tons.

Its team of specialists across the entire network has been on the frontline in the battle against Covid-19 to spin much-needed healthcare shipments and provide white-glove services to its customers worldwide.

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