As the process of covid-19 vaccines seems to accelerate, the question about the transportation is becoming crucial as it needs an extreme savoir faire. Again, for the company, a real logistic challenge is ahead.
In France, in Roissy Charles de Gaule Airport CDG -one of its main hubs- Air France-KLM Cargo is more than ready. Mid November, Anne Rigail, CEO of Air France, announced that Air France-KLM was ready to take part in the transportation of the covid-19 vaccines when they were ready t0 be commercialized. For more than 20 years, Air France has been involved in the transportation of pharmaceutical products. Béatrice Delpuech, Special Product Development Director AF KLM Cargo, reported: “the evolution of the drugs we transport requires a robust and extreme performance in that specific and sensitive transport”. Five years ago, Air France was the first company to get the first certification IATA to transport pharmaceutical products in the hold of the aircrafts via CDG or Amsterdam-Schipol. Vaccines are not only the sensitive products that need a rigorous and extreme care in the process of transportation, but also cancer treatments (which have been multiplied by five for five years), insuline, stem cells.
Envirotainer Active containers
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