AirBridgeCargo makes round-trip with 12 SkyCell containers for vaccine distribution

AirBridgeCargo completed the complex transport of 12 SkyCell containers from Hong Kong to Amsterdam (Netherlands).


AirBridgeCargo An-124-100 IL-76TD-90VD SkyCell 1500C


Courtesy of ABC

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), one of the leading cargo carriers in the transportation of specialty cargo, has completed the complex transportation of 12 SkyCell containers from Hong Kong (China) to Amsterdam (Netherlands). 

The shipment transport was organised in partnership with UPS Healthcare, a supply chain solutions provider for pharmaceutical, biopharma and medical device companies. 

Working together, the transportation was planned well in advance as SkyCell 1500C containers needed to be shipped from Europe to Asia in pre-conditioned mode. 

Once they arrived in Hong Kong, they were loaded with vaccines to be flown back under temperature rangebeween +2 °C and +8°C. 

AirBridgeCargo keeps on testing its capabilities for vaccine transportation, trying various loading options. 

This time SkyCell 1500C containers, weighing more than 10,500 kilograms, occupied six lower forward deck positions and approached an almost maximum possible number of containers per section, which is 14. 

It is amazing to be part of this complicated process and work under cost-efficient and safe logistics solutions together with our experienced team of logistics practitioners. Powered by a diversified fleet of freighters within Volga-Dnepr Group, we are now analyzing and mapping out all possible scenarios for vaccine transportation, even using technical capabilities of An-124-100 and Il-76TD-90VD, commented Yulia Celetaria, pharma director, AirBridgeCargo Airlines. 

Logistics companies are expected to contribute with their speed, efficient and reliable transportation services to guarantee that the global supply chain of life-saving pharmaceuticals remains uninterrupted. 

AirBridgeCargo has been on the alert with its dedicated services managing to leverage over 40,000 tonnes of temperature-sensitive pharma for the first seven months of 2020, more than 150 percent up compared to the same period in 2019. 



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