CEVA Logistics transports COVID vaccine air shipment

CEVA Logistics has transported 700,000 doses of the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine from China to Uganda, using its ForPatients healthcare logistics suite.

In a challenging spot airfreight market, CEVA was able to secure the routing and timing needed by the customer for 21 pallets of vaccines on an Airbus A330-200 freighter.

The shipment was transported from Beijing Capital International Airport to Entebbe International Airport for the Ugandan Ministry of Health.

Sinovac COVID-19 vaccines require a cold chain custody between 2 to 8 degrees Celsius throughout transport and storage, in order to safeguard vaccine integrity. 

CEVA provided visibility and monitoring solutions through embedded location and temperature IoT devices.

Niels Van Namen, executive vice president of CEVA’s Global Healthcare Sector, said: “Our healthcare customers, like the Ugandan Ministry of Health, are looking for transport options that keep the end patient in mind.

“Individuals receiving COVID-19 vaccinations should not have to worry about the reliability of their dose. That’s our job, which is why behind every shipment, we see a patient.”

CEVA Logistics serves more than 500 healthcare and life science companies globally, more than 50 healthcare contract logistics operations worldwide and 20 of the top 30 medical device supply chains. 

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