COVID-19 Noticeboard

Cathay passes the 15m vaccine point

Cathay Pacific Cargo has flown 15 million Covid-19 vaccines around the world. As well as those imported for use in Cathay Pacific’s home hub of Hong Kong, the figure includes supplies to countries including Mexico, Malaysia and Indonesia. Most of the vaccine delivery flights have been to online ports, but there were also shipments to Latin America and the Caribbean. The carrier has flown shipments of vaccines from AstraZeneca, Fosun ... [+]

Air France KLM Cargo launches dedicated vaccine service

Air France KLM Martinair Cargo has launched a new product to ensure that Covid-19 vaccines get the attention they require. It is available for all temperature ranges and container types, and offers features such as highest priority loading, 24/7 dedicated service, monitoring and intervention, and ... [+]

A vehicle for effective vaccine delivery

UK food logistics and distribution specialist Gate Ventures Group (GV Group) has developed a new fleet of vehicles to transport clinical goods requiring extreme temperature control for its Transpharma Logistics business.The vehicle can transport various medications that requires heat or room temperature, and drugs or ... [+]

FTAI calls for jabs for truckers soon

FTA Ireland (FTAI) has called for truck drivers and international transport workers to be offered Covid-19 vaccinations as a matter of urgency. The association’s general manager Aidan Flynn urged health minister Stephen Donnelly to confirm when vital workers will receive their jabs. He said that while ... [+]

Freight industry seeks rapid return of air capacity

Passenger flights and their bellyhold cargo capacity must be quickly restored once it is safe to do so, said Logistics UK at a webinar on 24 February. Attendees were told that air cargo has played a vital role in supporting the UK throughout the pandemic, but its long-term value to the ... [+]

Carriers sign up to COVAX

Air France KLM Martinair Cargo is to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with UNICEF to cooperate on the distribution of Covid-19 vaccine as part of the Humanitarian Airfreight Initiative. Acting on behalf of the Covid-19 Vaccine Global Access Facility (COVAX), UNICEF will safeguard access to ... [+]

Covid tests cause border chaos in Europe

Test measures for truck drivers imposed by Germany, the Austrian Tyrol and the Czech Republic, are causing chaos for freight transport, warns the International Road Transport Union (IRU). The trade route from Italy northwards across the Brenner Pass, as well as East-West corridors, are particularly ... [+]

Masks on the move to Munich with IAG

IAG Cargo has partnered with logistics firm Senator International to move over a million protective face masks from Shanghai to Munich. It follows the government’s new rules last month requiring individuals to wear medical-grade face masks in the workplace, public transport and in shops. IAG ... [+]

DHL delivers vaccine to Japan

DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist of Deutsche Post DHL Group, has been contracted to handle Covid vaccine distribution to Japan, with the first delivery in mid-February. Further shipments will be delivered by air from the DHL Global Forwarding hub in Belgium ... [+]

Delta Watch Tower ensures that vaccine shipments get through

Delta Cargo has set up a Vaccine Watch Tower to ensure that critical goods are shipped with the highest priority on its aircraft and to monitor the entire journey from end to end. If there is a disruption, the Tower works across numerous divisions on ... [+]