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We’re already busy with vaccine shipments, says AirBridge Cargo

[ October 19, 2020   //   ]

While the airline industry gears up to transport millions of Covid vaccines later this year or in 2021, AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has already been busy.

The all-cargo carrier is moving 840 tonnes of equipment for production lines for vaccine containers from Frankfurt to Atlanta on board its 747-8F aircraft in partnership with German forwarder Streck Transportges and equipment maker, Zahoransky.

ABC global pharma director Yulia Celetaria said: “It is amazing to realize that the equipment we transport today will facilitate the production of more secure plastic vials made of COP which we might be delivering later with COVID-19 vaccines inside, once the Phase 3 trials are finalized.”

It is expected that more than 50% of COVID-19 vaccines will be air freighted with the major manufacturing regions being located in India, China, UK, US and Europe. ABC and its fellow carriers in the Volga-Dnepr Group has been gearing up its capabilities for vaccine transportation through temperature mapping of all freighters within its fleet.

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