Air Cargo Belgium and Brussels Airport Company’s dedicated Covid-19 vaccine taskforce, BRUcure, is launching as of today (29 March) a readiness label.
This label can be used by companies in the taskforce and indicates that a company is fully ready to transport, handle or store the Covid-19 vaccine. Furthermore, the company says that the label strengthens the image of the taskforce company that is using the label.
The requirements to obtain the label are as follows:
- Should a company need to store the vaccine, they have a dedicated pharma storage. At BRUcargo there is approximately 30 000 m2 of cold pharma storage and it seems to increase as some companies extend their capacity.
- The companies who obtain the label also follow the BRUcure Guideline Document on top of the existing Pharma Handling SOP’s and apply the guidelines that Air Cargo Belgium has created where applicable.
- The companies use the Airside Pharma Transporter (APT) in procedure. It aims to guarantee there is no temperature deviation for the Covid-19 vaccine shipments.
- The companies intend to implement the digital platform so called CargoFlow Explorer. It is a digital solution developed by Nallian (invested by BAC) in order to get a full visibility for all pharma shipments.
Currently, 15 companies within the BRUcure Taskforce have already obtained the label and include:
- Aviapartner Cargo
- Bolloré Logistics
- DHL Global Forwarding
- EFL Global
- FB Logistics
- Kuehne + Nagel
- Lufthansa Cargo (Lufthansa, Brussels Airlines, Austrian Airlines)
- Singapore Airlines
- Swissport Cargo Services
- United Airlines