Most air cargo companies feel unprepared to transport COVID-19 vaccines, survey finds

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Maia Anderson –
Friday, October 16th, 2020

The companies said they require info as early as possible on trade-lanes, item specs and particular handling, storage and security conditions to correctly prepare for vaccine transport..

The air cargo companies greatest concern now is the capability to ensure vaccine temperatures are preserved throughout air transportation, according to the survey. Two vaccines in late-stage screening– one from Moderna and one from Pfizer– utilize a gene-based technology that requires the shots to be stored at subzero temperatures..

The study, that includes 181 business from different countries, found that 12 percent feel “very unprepared” to carry a COVID-19 vaccine when one is authorized, and 45 percent of companies that have the ability to manage subzero temperature levels say they have such abilities across all of their locations..

Ten percent of the surveyed companies said theyre unable to deal with temperature-controlled deliveries at all..

Just 28 percent of air cargo companies say they feel ready to transfer COVID-19 vaccines, according to a study carried out by the International Air Cargo Association and Pharma.Aero, an organization of air freight providers that concentrate on transferring pharmaceuticals..

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