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Abu Dhabi group to deliver millions of vaccines worldwide

[ November 26, 2020   //   ]

Etihad Cargo, Abu Dhabi Ports Group, temperature-controlled container specialist SkyCell and healthcare purchasing organisation Rafed have created the Hope Consortium to facilitate Covid-19 vaccine distribution across the world.

Members have pooled their expertise to provide logistics services to handle over six billion doses from the vaccines being developed and manufactured around the world in cold and ultra-cold conditions in 2021, rising to over three times the number by the end of next year.

Distribution of the vaccines, which will be stored in Abu Dhabi Ports Company facilities, will be carried out by Etihad Cargo. It will offer governments, non-governmental organisations, and vaccine suppliers a cohesive solution including air freight, regional storage, temperature monitoring, inventory management, cold and ultra-cold containers, regulatory clearance and quality assurance.