AFKLMP sets up Covid Service Centre to manage vaccine shipments

By Rachelle Harry

Gertjan Roelands

Air France KLM Martinair Cargo (AFKLMP) has established a Covid Service Centre to manage all of its coronavirus vaccine shipments.

The service centre, which was launched after a trial in selected countries, caters to the temperature requirements of different vaccines.

Suitable for use with different container types, the service centre enables shipments are marked as the “highest priority on board”, 24/7 dedicated monitoring  and security measures.

Additionally, all coronavirus vaccine shipments transported by the carrier will be marked with the mandatory handling code SHL (Save Human Life).

Senior vice president of sales and distribution GertJan Roelands, said: “Understandably, at this exceptional time, a great deal of attention is devoted to combating the coronavirus crisis and everything that comes with it, such as the transportation of vaccines. I am grateful that we can make an essential contribution to this. 

“Our extensive experience and know-how, our dedicated and well-trained teams, combined with our wide product range and global network, are the most important pillars to provide our customers with the best possible service.”

Last month, UNICEF signed agreements with several airlines, including AFKLMP, as part of its Humanitarian Airfreight Initiative, which will support efforts to provide equitable access to Covid-19 vaccines across the world.

Also last month, the carrier transported Covid-19 Pfizer vaccines to Bonaire and Aruba

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