ADDIS ABEBA – Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services announced its readiness with all required capabilities for the distribution of potential COVID-19 vaccine across Africa and the rest of the world.
Ethiopian was instrumental in facilitating the flow of medical supplies including PPEs across the globe in support of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic by deploying its state-of-the-art cargo terminal.
The terminal is the largest in Africa with annual capacity of around one million tons and compartmentalized temperature controlled cold storage facilities.
“Ethiopian Pharma Wing will repeat its remarkable and globally recognized success in leading the fast delivery of PPE few months ago with similar delivery speed, professional handling and maintaining the cool chain during the forthcoming global distribution of the COVID-19 Vaccine,” said Tewolde GebreMaria, Ethiopian Group CEO.
The airlines is major cargo partners of United Nations agencies such as WHO, WFP, as well as donor governments and philanthropists in facilitating the flow of essential medical supplies.
“As the world prepares to welcome COVID-19 vaccine, We will be at the forefront to further discharge our responsibility in the distribution of the vaccine across the globe,” Tewolde said.
The pharma wing of the airlines is equipped with different climate chambers ranging between -23OC to 25OC covering an area of 54,000m2, dedicated cool dollies, dedicated pharma team, lease/handling of Envirotainer & DoKaSCH-TS active containers, real-time temperature monitoring system and fully temperature controlled operation.
The airlines’ Cargo & Logistics Services said it’s “best suited for handling of pharmaceuticals and all types’ medical supplies”.
Since the COVID-19 outbreak, Ethiopian operated over 360 charter flights to transport PPE’s over 100 countries across 5 continents.