Air Partner and Envirotainer respond to the Ebola crisis
25 / 02 / 2015
As the global response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa grows, the role of timely and effective logistics for temperature-sensitive medical supplies increases.
Charter broker Air Partner is working with cool chain equipment supplier Envirotainer to access the specialist containers required to maintain key medical supplies to UK-funded treatment centres in Sierra Leone.
They have organised charter aircraft on a regular basis. The first shipment, with Envirotainer’s RAP e2 containers, transported temperature sensitive medical supplies to Freetown.
Richard Smith, director for freight at Air Partner comments: “The humanitarian response is facing a massive task trying to tackle Ebola in West Africa. Air Partner has been working with a number of agencies to provide air charters in very challenging circumstances.
“We have successfully delivered several consignments already and with the temperature controlled unit from Envirotainer we can now implement delivery of much needed temperature sensitive medical supplies.”
Simon Angeldorff, chief executive at Envirotainer, says: “We understand what we do is important. It’s not always about shipping a container from A to B, but about being part of the higher purpose, which is helping the patient.”