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Only 28% of air cargo industry prepared to move Covid-19 vaccine
Dr.G.R.Balakrishnan Oct 16 2020 Logistics News (Airlines & Aviation)

Only 28% of air cargo industry prepared to move Covid-19 vaccine

TIACA together with Pharma.Aero on Wednesday Oct 14 expressed strong concern over the current state of air cargo readiness for the upcoming Covid-19 vaccine transportation, with only 28 percent of the industry feeling well prepared for it today.

Majority of the industry players preparing to handle the future Covid-19 vaccines

According to their airfreight readiness survey, completed by 181 airlines, freight forwarders, ground handlers, airport operators and solution providers, majority of the industry players have begun preparation to handle, store, transport and deliver the future Covid-19 vaccines. They are setting up dedicated teams, engaging with partners, mapping and upgrading their capabilities, as well as developing new services.

As compared to companies which are already in close engagement with vaccines manufacturers, companies not involved in direct conversations with the manufacturers felt the least prepared for the upcoming logistics challenge of vaccines transportation.