Etihad Cargo and global supply chain company EFL Global have successfully carried a vital consignment of antiretroviral drugs from India to Brazil.
The shipment, which weighed more than 55,000kg, was transported on behalf of a leading manufacturer head quartered in Hyderabad and delivered to São-Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport in Brazil.
“Utilising Etihad Cargo’s pharmaceutical logistics capabilities and EFL’s extensive industry expertise, the shipment was successfully delivered, maintaining strict controls across the entire journey,” explained Martin Drew, Senior Vice President Sales and Cargo, Etihad Aviation Group.
Maintaining the shipment’s integrity, EFL handed the consignment to Etihad Cargo in Hyderabad, with the UAE’s national carrier transiting the shipment through Abu Dhabi International Airport and Milan’s Malpensa International Airport en-route to São Paulo. Etihad Cargo and EFL collaborated to ensure data tracking and real-time status monitoring throughout the journey.
“Customers trust our capability to move lifesaving medications across continents in the best way possible and we take this responsibility very seriously,” commented Rooso Ramachandran, Chief Commercial Officer, EFL Global – India.
In the past year, Etihad Cargo has increased pharmaceutical shipments by 50 per cent via its industry leading Pharma Life product. In addition to supporting global customers, the IATA CEIV-certified product has facilitated Etihad Cargo’s support of Abu Dhabi’s HOPE Consortium’s efforts to serve global demand for Covid-19 vaccines.