Snowman reserves space for 7 cr Covid-19 vaccine doses across India
November 4, 2020: The cold chain logistic provider Snowman Logistics has announced that is reserving a total of 10000 pallets (approx. 7 crore doses of vaccine) space around the country.
November 4, 2020: The cold chain logistic provider Snowman Logistics has announced that it is reserving a total of 10000 pallets (approx. 7 crore doses of vaccine) space around the country.
Snowman runs 31 temperature-controlled warehousing facilities across 15 locations in the country, offering a combined capacity of 108,375 pallets and has a fleet of about 300 refrigerated trucks that will further augment its vaccine delivery capability.
“We have average 500 pallets (approx. 35 lacs doses of vaccine) in every location. In some locations, we are reserving more than 500 pallets. The company can increase this availability, within a short notice and can significantly expand capacity over a short period to meet evolving domestic and global demands,” reads the release.
Snowman has also mapped other cold storage operators with whom the company can partner on a need basis. This can further help Snowman to create a similar amount of space if required.
Sunil Nair, CEO, Snowman Logistics, said, Snowman is already managing vaccine distribution of Influenza/swine flu and Typhoid vaccines. This experience of ours will come handy while managing Covid-19 vaccine storage and distribution. We have worked out solutions for small volume locations where there are no cold storages (Small towns, Taluka, Village etc.), and how we can use refrigerated containers, reach-in freezers, etc for the delivery. We also have mapped out, as our partners transport capacities and how we can use them in short notice. We can dedicate close to 200 trucks for this purpose, nationally”
“The task is mammoth, as it is not just about the vaccine, but associated ancillary kits (syringes, needles, alcohol swabs, etc.) should also be distributed concurrently. This will need robust distribution planning and involvement of multiple players.” Sunil added.
Snowman’s technology and processes can be used for 24x7 tracking of vaccine temperature whether the product is in their cold storage or in trucks on road. The 24x7 manned Command Centre keeps watch on all such critical parameters and raises alerts and troubleshooting where required.