27.Oct .2020 10:45

Iako Khomeriki: The Whole World Is Preparing for the Vaccine Shipment

Iako Khomeriki: The Whole World Is Preparing for the Vaccine Shipment
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"We are entering a fascinating phase in terms of freight forwarding. The whole world is preparing for the shipment of the vaccine. Shipping the vaccine through air freight will be the biggest challenge," said Iako Khomeriki, CEO of APG Georgia and APG Europe board member.

Khomeriki also noted that the biggest problem for airlines in shipping the vaccine would be maintaining the temperature regime.

"If we have 50,000 vaccines today, whether we will be able to deliver them quickly and safely to the world depends on several factors: Where the vaccine is produced; from which transit corridor thee vaccine will be distributed and in which countries, and, in total, how many vaccines will be available as well as at what temperature it should be placed.

The biggest problem is the temperature regime. The big players in the world market are starting to build refrigerated farms to transport the vaccine, both at airports and in transit zones. "Large laboratories have already pre-booked cargo space for airlines to transport vaccines quickly and safely," Khomeriki explained.