“Throughout the Group, it’s been a privilege to be a part of the worldwide combat in opposition to the pandemic. Our community around the globe banded collectively to make the quickest, smoothest supply of Covid-19 vaccines worldwide doable. Now, we’re doing the identical with the most recent antiviral drugs stated to considerably reduce the severity of the illness for sufferers and the group. We’re honored to ship this vital cargo to South Korea, the primary nation in Asia Pacific to obtain the Covid -19 antiviral drugs,” stated SP Music, Managing Director, DHL World Forwarding Korea.
“In contrast to the shipments of Covid-19 vaccines, which have been required to be shipped beneath particular temperature and dry ice circumstances, the transportation of the antiviral drugs are akin to common pharmaceutical items transported at a variety of 15-25 diploma Celsius, requiring restricted bespoke logistics preparations.”
DHL managed the transport of the antiviral drugs from the manufacturing websites in Germany to Belgium, the place the cargo undergoes value-added thermal packaging earlier than being transported to its vacation spot in South Korea.
“It is vital that as many individuals as doable have entry to vaccines and the mandatory life-saving treatment when wanted. With a extremely skilled international community of healthcare logistics experience to make sure the integrity of the antiviral drugs all through the journey, we’re proud to proceed our half and assist make a distinction to lives and livelihoods within the communities we function in”, stated Music.
Greater than 9,000 life sciences and healthcare specialists work throughout DHL’s devoted international community in order that pharmaceutical, medical gadgets, medical trials and analysis organizations, wholesalers and distributors, in addition to hospitals and healthcare suppliers are linked throughout the worth chain and thru digitalization, from medical trials to level of care, and each step in between.
DHL’s portfolio for the healthcare business consists of 150+ pharmacists, 20+ medical trials depots, 100+ licensed stations, 160+ GDP-qualified warehouses, 15+ GMP-certified websites, 135+ medical specific websites, and a time-definite worldwide specific community masking over 220 international locations and territories.
On a worldwide scale, logistics suppliers are challenged to determine medical provide chain quickly to ship vaccines of an unprecedented quantity of greater than 10 billion doses worldwide—additionally in areas with much less developed logistics infrastructures, the place roughly 3 billion individuals dwell. To offer international protection over the subsequent two years, DHL estimated in its 2020 vaccine logistics whitepaper that as much as 200,000 pallet shippers and 15 million cooling bins, in addition to 15,000 flights, will probably be required throughout the assorted provide chain setups. In its whitepaper “Revisiting Pandemic Resilience“, DHL additionally estimated that from 2022 onwards, an extra 7-9 billion vaccine doses are crucial yearly to maintain (re-)an infection charges low and decelerate the tempo of virus mutations.
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Discover out extra about how South Korea turned one of many greatest producer international locations for Covid-19 check kits the place DHL World Forwarding air-freighted greater than 1.3 million Covid-19 check kits to Brazil, Ecuador, India, Lithuania, Poland and Russia in April 2020. Learn extra on DHL’s Logistics of Issues.
DHL – The logistics firm for the world
DHL is the main international model within the logistics business. Our DHL divisions provide an unrivalled portfolio of logistics providers starting from nationwide and worldwide parcel supply, e-commerce transport and achievement options, worldwide specific, highway, air and ocean transport to industrial provide chain administration. With about 400,000 workers in additional than 220 international locations and territories worldwide, DHL connects individuals and companies securely and reliably, enabling international sustainable commerce flows. With specialised options for development markets and industries together with expertise, life sciences and healthcare, engineering, manufacturing & vitality, auto-mobility and retail, DHL is decisively positioned as “The logistics firm for the world”.
DHL is a part of Deutsche Publish DHL Group. The Group generated revenues of greater than 66 billion euros in 2020. With sustainable enterprise practices and a dedication to society and the surroundings, the Group makes a constructive contribution to the world. Deutsche Publish DHL Group goals to realize zero-emissions logistics by 2050.
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