Agility and Chapman Freeborn team up to deliver MRI machines to Maldives
The global logistics provider, Agility recently teamed up with Chapman Freeborn Airchartering to deliver 287 CT scan and MRI machines to Malé, capital of the Maldives via Dubai.
April 22, 2020: The global logistics provider, Agility recently teamed up with Chapman Freeborn Airchartering to deliver 287 CT scan and MRI machines to Malé, capital of the Maldives via Dubai.
Agility airlifted the cargo into Dubai from various locations in the USA, China, France, Japan and India. The movement of more than 287 pieces from five countries into Dubai was a challenge for the companies as the availability of flights and space became limited due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Ministry of Health in the Maldives ordered 41 tons of cargo consisting of MRI, CT scan machines and other health equipment for distribution to four different hospitals across the chain of islands and atolls that make up the nation.
Agility worked with Chapman Freeborn and chartered a B747 freighter from Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai. Using B747 aircraft provided significant cost savings when compared with alternatives such as the Antonov An124 or the smaller Ilyushin Il-76 aircraft, which would have required three separate flights.
Satish Lakkaraju, chief commercial officer, Agility India, said “From the countries of origin to the consolidation point in Dubai and to the final destination in Male, we were pleased to have such talented people working on this global project. We knew how vitally important this equipment is to the health of the people in the Maldives.”
Vikas Chaturvedi, Dubai commercial manager-cargo, Chapman Freeborn said “Transporting this type of medical equipment on short notice requires careful planning and close attention to detail.”
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