Turkish Cargo has begun transporting Chinese-manufactured Covid-19 vaccines.
The vaccines – which are in late-stage trials to determine their effectiveness – have been carried from Beijing, China to Sao Paulo, Brazil, with a connecting flight at Istanbul (see video below). They were loaded inside seven containers equipped with dedicated cooling systems.
Turkish Cargo holds the IATA CEIV (Center of Excellence for Independent Validators) pharma certificate, with its ‘TK Pharma’ product enabling it to maintain the cold chain at optimal conditions.
“We made significant contributions for the sustainability of the supply chain and enlarged our cold chain footprint all around the world thanks to the business processes we have been maintaining uninterruptedly during the course of the pandemic,” said Turkish Airlines’ chief cargo officer Turhan Özen.
“For the purpose of maintaining the cross-continental cold chain, Turkish Cargo offers industrial solutions such as the dedicated temperature-controlled storehouses between the range of -20/25°, pharmaceutical maintenance teams, active containers and thermal carriers.
“Thanks to our special cargo shipments, for which we hold all global qualifications and certifications, we are ready to transport the vaccines that are ready or being developed to all across the globe.”