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Emirates extends cool capability

[ June 8, 2021   //   ]

Emirates SkyCargo is has extended its fully automated cool room at its EU GDP certified dedicated pharma facility at Dubai International Airport by 94 airline pallet positions.

The extended cool room will provide an additional 2,600sq m of temperature controlled environment (2-25 degrees Celsius) for the storage and handling of vaccines and other pharmaceuticals The carrier says it has flown over 350 tonnes of Covid-19 vaccines around the world, but anticipates an increase in demand to transport vaccines to developing nations during the second half of the year.

In January 2020, Emirates SkyCargo joined hands with DP World, International Humanitarian City and Dubai Airports to form the Dubai Vaccine Logistics Alliance aimed at rapidly transporting COVID-19 vaccines through Dubai to developing countries. This was followed in February 2020 with an MoU with UNICEF to expedite the transportation of vaccines under the COVAX initiative.