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Air France KLM Martinair Cargo sets up new Covid-19 vaccination services

By Edward Robertson

Air France KLM Martinair Cargo (AFKLMP) has sets up two new Covid-19 services in the ongoing fight against the global pandemic.

The Covid Service Centre is dedicated to managing all Covid-19 vaccine shipments and will offer the 24/7 service, covering shipments on any of the 710 weekly flights to 105 destinations worldwide.

In addition, AFKLMP has launched a Customized Covid Vaccines product to further protect the vital vaccines.

It is available for all temperature ranges and container types and offers a variety of premium features including highest priority on board; 24/7 dedicated service; monitoring and intervention; and specific security measures.

All shipments booked as Customized Covid Vaccines will bear the mandatory special handling code SHL (Save Human Life).

AFKLMP Cargo SVP sales and distribution GertJan Roelands said: “Understandably, at this exceptional time, a great deal of attention is devoted to combating the coronavirus crisis and everything that comes with it, such as the transportation of vaccines.

“I am grateful that we can make an essential contribution to this.

“Our extensive experience and know-how, our dedicated and well-trained teams, combined with our wide product range and global network, are the most important pillars to provide our customers with the best possible service.”

In recent months, AFKLMP has transported millions of doses of Covid-19 vaccines, delivering to countries around the world including many in South America and Africa.

It is also a partner of UNICEF’s Humanitarian Airfreight Initiative.