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Turkish Cargo carries Covid-19 vaccines from China to Brazil

November 19, 2020: Turkish Cargo started to carry Covid-19 vaccines with its first flight from China to Brazil.

The vaccines manufactured in China were loaded inside 7 containers equipped with dedicated cooling systems and transported from Beijing to Sao Paulo with a connection flight at Istanbul.
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The vaccines manufactured in China were loaded inside 7 containers equipped with dedicated cooling systems and transported from Beijing to Sao Paulo with a connection flight at Istanbul.

November 19, 2020: Turkish Cargo started to carry Covid-19 vaccines with its first flight from China to Brazil.

The vaccines manufactured in China were loaded inside 7 containers equipped with dedicated cooling systems and transported from Beijing to Sao Paulo with a connection flight at Istanbul.

“Turkish Cargo created a global pharmaceutical corridor between more than 400 destinations, and maintains its commitment for transporting the Covid-19 vaccines that are ready or being developed,” said the release.

In order to satisfy the increased demand for transportation of the vaccines, pharmaceuticals and temperature-controlled cargo, Turkish Cargo commissioned the temperature-controlled smart warehouse with an additional area of 1200 square meters. Additionally, having increased its capacity for the cold chain shipments by 30 percent by working with the largest suppliers of active containers in the industry, Turkish Cargo enhanced its cold chain shipment scale to 25 thousand tonnes per month thanks to the capacity to service additional 150 aircraft pallets on an instantaneous basis.

Turkish Airlines chief cargo officer, Turhan Özen, said, ‘’We made significant contributions for the sustainability of the supply chain and enlarged our cold chain footprint all around the world thanks to the business processes we have been maintaining uninterruptedly during the course of the pandemic. For the purpose of maintaining the cross-continental cold chain, Turkish Cargo offers industrial solutions such as the dedicated temperature-controlled storehouses between the range of -20/25 degrees, pharmaceutical maintenance teams, active containers and thermal carriers. Thanks to our special cargo shipments, for which we hold all global qualifications and certifications, we are ready to transport the vaccines that are ready or being developed to all across the globe."

SmartIST
Turkish Cargo is getting ready to offer even higher standards for the pharmaceutical shipments with the certificated dedicated operation areas that will be available with SmartIST, its new mega facility located at the Istanbul Airport (IST) that covers an area of 340 thousand square meters.

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