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Helping air cargo industry get ready for COVID-19 vaccine

As pharmaceutical companies race to develop the COVID-19 vaccine, it is still unclear what impact it will have on the global supply chain, specifically, logistics requirements and the air cargo industry. TIACA and Pharma.Aero joined forces and launched Sunrays project to help the air cargo industry get ready for the transportation of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Program objectives

  • Provide the air cargo industry with clarity of the demands, expectations and quality supply chain requirements, like critical trade lanes, air cargo capacity, handling and storage, track and trace requirements, for the transportation of the vaccines.
  • Provide shippers with more understanding of capabilities of various logistics players.

Industry preparedness survey

To evaluate current sentiment on air cargo preparedness to transport the new vaccine globally, we collected feedback from airlines, ground handlers, freight forwarders, airport operators and solution providers.

The results showed that only 28% of our industry feels prepared for COVID-19 transportation worldwide: