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Blue Dart Boeing 757-200 freighters, 11,000+ vehicles move Covid relief

June 16, 2021: Blue Dart has been facilitating the transport of oxygen concentrators amongst other essential Covid relief medical equipment across the length and breadth of the Indian terrain.

Blue Dart Crew at Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG)
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Blue Dart Crew at Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG)

June 16, 2021: Blue Dart has been facilitating the transport of oxygen concentrators amongst other essential Covid relief medical equipment across the length and breadth of the Indian terrain.

“The express logistics provider has leveraged its market-differentiating Boeing 757-200 freighters, 11,000+ vehicles on ground and its time-definite services to rise to the occasion and deliver the need of the hour,” reads the release.

India is currently battling a surge in Covid-19 cases due to a deadly second wave started at the end of March. As cases began to grow, the requirement for oxygen concentrators has increased giving rise to last-mile transportation problems, especially with problems arising to reach India’s villages and towns.

Blue Dart is moving oxygen concentrators, oxymeters, medical supplies, ventilators and its full range of temperature-controlled products that are delivered in a time-definite manner.

Balfour Manuel, managing director, Blue Dart said, “Blue Dart continues to use, its fleet of Boeing 757 freighters and resources at its disposal to play a key role in transporting O2 concentrators and critical medical supplies within the country; through our scheduled and International charter flights, ground network; supporting individuals and corporates alike. Through the pandemic, our people, have demonstrated their ‘Can do’ attitude standing true to our value of customer-centricity.”

Ketan Kulkarni, head business development & CMO, Blue Dart said, “Blue Dart has been transporting oxygen concentrators and other important medical & pharmaceutical equipment for Covid relief leveraging our air express and ground express network. The need of the hour is speed & time and Blue Dart has the capability to deliver excellence on both these parameters. Our 6 Boeing 757-200 freighters and 11,000+ vehicles on ground, aid us in making time-definite deliveries, especially with Mission Critical shipments such as Covid-relief equipment. Our charter aircraft are operating internationally including to China, the most recent being flying multiple charters to Shanghai receiving O2 concentrators.”

Ketan Kulkarni adds, “Blue Dart MedExpress will soon commence the trial experiments of Drone flights delivering vaccines and critical Covid medical supplies to the remotest parts of Telangana. We are affirmative that with our continued efforts and the contribution of India Inc, we will support the government’s target of vaccinating 80 percent of the population by September 2021.”

Blue Dart has worked through the pandemic ensuring the mission-critical supply chain remains operational. In line with the organization’s ‘First In Last Out’ policy, Blue Dart has transported Covid-19 vaccine samples, temperature-controlled movement of Covid-19 testing kits, ventilators, PPE, testing kits, reagents, enzymes, respirators, surgical masks, goggles and gloves amongst other critical material. The organization, especially over the last year, has been consistently working towards supporting the nation and help bring it back on its growth track.

From ramping up its Temperature Controlled Logistics (TCL) services to transport the vaccine against Covid-19, to leveraging the use of technology to operate experimental Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS, drones) for the delivery of vaccines and emergency medical supplies, the express logistics provider is doing everything within its power to help the nation and the economy get back on the path to recovery.

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