DHL Express delivers US vaccine donation to Malaysia
DHL Express earlier this week successfully delivered 1 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to Malaysia, donated by the US government.
July 7, 2021
By PLA Editor
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DHL Express earlier this week successfully delivered 1 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to Malaysia, which were donated by the United States government.
The donation comes as part of a recent commitment by the US to assist with recovery efforts worldwide, with the shipment made possible via the COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access (COVAX) programme.
“We are deeply honoured by the trust that our customers have placed in us and I’m incredibly proud that the team has yet again stepped up to successfully deliver another batch of COVID-19 vaccines to Malaysia,” said Ken Lee, CEO, DHL Express Asia Pacific.
“As DHL Express continues to leverage our global network and strong medical logistics expertise to ensure that these life-saving vaccines arrive safely and promptly, we must also remind ourselves of the need for collaboration amongst various parties and countries to manage this public health crisis effectively,” said Ken Lee, CEO, DHL Express Asia Pacific.
DHL Express arranged for the collection of the vaccines from facilities in the US before it was airlifted from its hub in Cincinnati (CVG) to Subang Airport (SZB), for further distribution to designated locations in Kuala Lumpur.
The express operator said the door-to-door time-sensitive delivery took only four days in complete compliance with stringent handling and storage requirements.
Julian Neo, Managing Director of DHL Express Malaysia and Brunei said the company has transported more than 300 million doses of approved vaccines worldwide, of which five million were to Malaysia.