CEVA Logistics showed its expertise in healthcare logistics, particularly temp-sensitive cargo, after it delivered a shipment of 700,000 doses of Sinovac vaccine from Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) to Entebbe International Airport (EBB) for Uganda’s Ministry of Health.
The forwarder provided a quick solution to transport the 21 pallets of vaccines. Given a challenging spot airfreight market, CEVA said it was able to secure the needed routing and timing to transport the cargo safely and efficiently.
“Our healthcare customers, like the Ugandan Ministry of Health, are looking for transport options that keep the end patient in mind. Individuals receiving COVID-19 vaccinations should not have to worry about the reliability of their dose. That’s our job, which is why behind every shipment, we see a patient.”
Transporting the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine requires a cold chain custody between 2 to 8 degrees Celsius throughout transport and storage in order to safeguard vaccine integrity. CEVA uses embedded location and temperature IoT devices to provide visibility and monitoring throughout the journey.
The latest data show that Uganda has administered at least 3,269,568 doses of COVID vaccines so far. Assuming every person needs 2 doses, that’s enough to have vaccinated about 3.7% of the country’s population.