ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia: Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics services, a leading pan-African airline, has transported 3.5 million Covid-19 vaccines from Shanghai to São Paulo, Brazil, transiting via Addis Ababa.
The vaccines arrived in Brazil on Thursday, 15 April 2021. So far, Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services has transported over 20 million vaccines to more than 20 countries.
Ethiopian is and will always be committed to the fight against the pandemic since its outbreak.
Ethiopian Airlines has advanced its cargo capacity by reconfiguring its passenger aircraft and introducing new technologies. The airline has become the choice of cargo partners as a result of its agility, capability to store and carry time-sensitive shipments such as pharmaceuticals.
The company played an exemplary role in the distribution of Covid-19 PPE and testing kit across the globe which led to the selection of Addis Ababa Bole International Airport as a humanitarian air hub by UN agencies.
Currently, Ethiopian is developing an in-house dry ice manufacturing facility that is capable of producing 9,000kg of ice daily to fulfill the need for additional coolants for vaccines produced by Pfizer-BioNTech & Moderna that require ultra-cold environment for transport.
It is to be recalled that Ethiopian Transported PPE and other medical supplies to Brazil when they were desperately needed to prevent the spread of the virus.