IAG Cargo records spike in pharma to Venezuela
13 / 08 / 2018
IAG Cargo has noted a spike in volumes of diphtheria vaccines after an outbreak of the disease in Venezuela.
The cargo arm of British Airways, Iberia and Aer Lingus transported 5.3 tonnes of the vaccine from India to Caracas in Venezuela last week in partnership with Indian biopharmaceutical company Biological E.
Jez Palmer, global product manager for constant climate at IAG Cargo said: “We ship medicine across 90 countries 24/7, helping control the spread of infectious diseases across the globe.
“We take the responsibility of shipping live-saving medication very seriously – our dedicated ‘Constant Climate’ product team ensure that vaccines arrive promptly and securely ready to be administered as necessary.”
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