Emirates SkyCargo prepares for massive distribution mission of COVID-19 vaccine
A news site specializing in the aviation sector has highlighted the preparations of the Emirates SkyCargo for the massive distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine, which will achieve its shipping company to take a global leader in this field.
Simple Flying reported that with great anticipation for the approaching launch of a safe and proven vaccine against the COVID-19 virus, the Emirates Airlines Group Shipping Division was working to ensure its readiness to carry out the massive distribution mission, with Emirates SkyCargo announcing the establishment of “The first air cargo facility dedicated to a vaccine in the world, as part of a plan that included the reopening of the Sky Central cargo terminal in South Dubai, to be a focal point dedicated to storing the cold chain and distributing the vaccine.
Emirates SkyCargo Role
The role of Emirates SkyCargo will be to transport COVID-19 vaccines from manufacturing sites around the world, then store shipments and prepare them for regional and global distribution.
The site emphasized that what drives the Emirates Airlines Group, Emirates SkyCargo to believe that it is a major centre for the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine is the same reason that made its passenger section successful on a long path, the geographical location of the United Arab Emirates between Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania, in addition to its distinguished infrastructure, and logistical capabilities that make it ideal for distributing the vaccine quickly, and this includes its current experience in transporting heat-sensitive medicines.
Emirates SkyCargo is gateway centre for COVID-19 vaccines
The site conveys what His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, President of Dubai Airports, President and CEO of Emirates Airlines and the Group: “Dubai has an ideal location as a gateway and distribution centre for COVID-19 vaccines to the rest of the world. We have the infrastructure, logistical communications, and a geographic location that places the markets that include more than two-thirds of the world’s population within an 8-hour radius by plane.”
Emirates SkyCargo is the largest air facility
Simple Flying pointed out that according to Emirates SkyCargo, the network covers all major pharmaceutical complexes and manufacturing sites, and that the dedicated shipping centre located in South Dubai, in World Central, will be the largest air facility in the world dedicated to COVID-19 vaccines. It will feature more than 4 thousand square meters of temperature-controlled drug storage areas certified by European Good Distribution Practice (GDP) for medicines, and a capacity of 10 million vaccine vials at once.