LATAM Cargo has ensured safe transport of medical cargo since the coronavirus pandemic broke out across the globe, ensuring business continuity despite having to file a voluntary reorg and debt restructuring under the United States’ Chapter 11 protection in May.
LATAM Cargo transported masks, monitors, respirators and other medical supplies between China and Brazil in a 3,200-tonne ‘mega-delivery’ which took 3 months and finished in July.
There was also LATAM’s “solidary plane” that moved food and medical donations totalling 680 tonnes throughout South America, as well as the free transport for healthcare patients and professionals.
This time the Chilean airline made sure that medicines in 110 RKN CSafe containers owned by an unidentified pharma company arrived safely in Brazil.
This special transport, in partnership with Danish logistics provider DSV Panalpina, was made on three flights between Amsterdam and Brazil using A350 aircraft, which required constant maintenance and temperature monitoring for both the inside of the aircraft (between 15ºC and 25ºC) and the RKN containers (5ºC).
With this medical cargo safely delivered, LATAM Cargo hopes to reaffirm the carrier’s status as one of the safest options for transporting pharmaceuticals. The company noted it was the first airline in the Americas to receiving a CEIV Pharma certification from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) back in 2017.