Vaccines shipped to more than 160 countries since December 2020
Since the global vaccine campaign began in December 2020, DHL has safely delivered more than 1 billion Covid-19 vaccine doses to more than 160 countries, playing a key role in the global vaccination roll-out, the company said in a press statement.
‘“In line with our purpose of ‘Connecting people, Improving Lives’, we will continue tapping into our cold chain infrastructure, resilient global network, and deep pharmaceutical logistics knowledge and experience of our people”, remarked Katja Busch, Chief Commercial Officer, DHL.
“Our advantage is that we already had a sophisticated network in place with the necessary healthcare expertise. This allowed us to react swiftly”, explained Claudia Roa, President of Life Sciences & Healthcare, DHL Customer Solutions & Innovation.
“We ship the vaccines in special active thermal containers equipped with state-of-the-art GPS temperature trackers to ensure consistent temperatures and provide full transparency throughout the entire journey,” she continued.
DHL Global Forwarding and DHL Express have been tasked with transporting vaccines on multiple routes from Europe and other origins to countries across Asia Pacific, South America, and Europe. DHL Supply Chain is responsible for the proper storage and local distribution of the vaccines in several German states, the press communiqué continued.
“Making a meaningful difference is what drives us, and we are proud of our contribution to the enormous task of delivering the pandemic vaccines and related critical medical supplies to the right place at the right time, worldwide,” asserted Thomas Ellmann, Vice President of Life Sciences & Healthcare, DHL Customer Solutions & Innovation.