Emirates SkyCargo helps deliver vaccines to Brazil

In a single flight to Brazil, Emirates SkyCargo helps to deliver over 1.8 million doses of vaccines. The vaccines are from Milan to BH airport, Bello Horizonte in Brazil on its Boeing 777 freighter aircraft.


“We planned every detail of this charter very carefully with our partners from mid-July to ensure that the vaccines would be delivered carefully to Belo Horizonte airport,” he added.


“Negotiations for the arrival of this shipment included the visit of technical professionals who checked the storage conditions of our chambers considered to be the latest generation,” said Peter Robbe, Belo Horizonte Airport Cargo manager. “To take advantage of the potential of the cargo logistics area of the Airport, BH Airport has invested in a new configuration of the Cargo Terminal and has installed two new refrigerated chambers to triple cool chain storage capacity to 3,350 m³,” he commented.


On an average, Emirates SkyCargo transports about 80,000 pharma shipments every year, varying in size from small clinical trial shipments to pharma charters on freighter aircraft, across its network of over 160 destinations. Emirates Pharma is the carrier’s comprehensive range of temperature controlled transport services for temperature sensitive pharmaceutical products.


In addition to a modern fleet of widebody aircraft, Emirates SkyCargo has also invested in developing specialised equipment including the Emirates Pharma Cool Dollies and the White Cover thermal blankets, developed in collaboration with DuPont, for the protection of pharmaceutical cargo.