AirBridgeCargo sends pharma stockpile from Amsterdam to China

The main and lower decks of a Boeing 747-8 was used to carry 41 RKN containers carrying more than 30 tonnes of medicines. 

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AirBridgeCargo (ABC) Airlines, a unit of  Volga-Dnepr Group, delivered a record high of 41 RKN containers from Amsterdam to Shanghai onboard the main and lower decks of its Boeing 747-8F for Danish logistics company DSV, a press release confirmed. 

The 41 RKN containers produced by CSafe carried more than 30 tonnes of temperature-sensitive medicines, the company said, noting that the massive shipment, to some extent, acts as a rehearsal to check their capabilities in preparation for a Covid-19 vaccine. 

For the last five years, we have deepened our cooperation with providers of temperature-sensitive containers and now, in the middle of the pandemic, we are in constant dialogue with our trusted partners, EnvirotainerSkyCellva-Q-tecDoKaSchCSafe, Sonoco and others regarding strategic container reserve,” said Yulia Celetaria, global director for pharma at AirBridgeCargo. 

In the first 6 months, AirBridgeCargo saw a 60% uptick in temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical shipments to surpass the 11,000 tonne levelLast year, the company got its re-certification from IATA’s CEIV Pharma. 

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