Global leader in logistics, UPS has helped multinational pharmaceutical company, Dr Reddy’s Laboratories ship 30 tonnes of critical compounds for essential medicines from Hyderabad to the United States.
The product was moved within the UPS network through the Cologne-based air hub in Germany, and then to the UPS Worldport in Kentucky, before reaching its final destination.
To maintain product effectiveness, the entire shipment was maintained at +15° – +25°C throughout the journey.
“In these uncertain times, our customers depend on us more than ever. Our employees are keeping America moving and meeting the urgent needs created by the pandemic,” David Abney, UPS Chairman and CEO said.
Reportedly, UPS has added over 200 company-owned and chartered air freighter flights in April to support Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)’s healthcare-related mission– Project Airbridge, a public-private partnership to get vital and life-saving equipment to where it is needed with greater speed.
The vast majority of these additional flights, carrying products from Asia to the US and Europe, serve to meet the soaring demand to ship personal protective equipment (PPE), ventilators, emergency room monitoring equipment, test kits and other supplies necessary for the global response effort.
Because of its combined service capabilities and extensive global network, UPS is also able to transport specialised products, such as temperature-sensitive compounds.
“With our scale and flexible global network, we are in a unique position to handle coronavirus response shipments for FEMA and healthcare customers. We will continue to serve and do our part to lead in the fight against COVID-19,” Abney added.