Integrated logistics solutions provider, Apollo LogiSolutions (ALS) has announced collaboration with several players, including Indigo airlines and UNICEF Ventures funded Blockchain technology firm StaTwig, for its new integrated vaccine delivery platform.
With an aim to provide transparency, better tracking and tracing of COVID-19 vaccines, the company said it has tied up with leading players across technology, cold chain warehousing, pharmaceutical, healthcare, airline and airport sectors, in order to bring vial level visibility on track and trace, chain of custody management and temperature continuity of the vaccines.
IndiGo, India’s leading airline is amongst the fastest-growing low-cost carriers in the world which has been playing a pivotal role in India’s inoculation drive-by transporting vaccines within the country. By collaborating with IndiGo, Apollo LogiSolutions plans to bolster its initiative of contributing towards the world’s largest vaccination drive. Meanwhile, the company has onboarded StaTwig for technology capabilities.
Besides that, the Gurugram-headquartered company has also roped in Coldman, Kool Solutions and other major companies for effective cold chain warehousing of over 70,000 pallet capacities at 10 locations in India and GMR-Hyderabad airport and Indigo airlines for air transportation, it added.
Additionally, Apollo LogiSolutions controls a warehousing space of 1.5 million sq ft at 30 locations, a fleet of 600+ vehicles and owns dry port and CFSs at key container ports in India.
Apollo LogiSolutions Vice chairman and Managing Director Raaja Kanwar said the solution will help India in its mission to immunise its people against COVID-19. ”We have already partnered with some of the most trusted names in the industry and will continue to add more to make the platform more robust as part of our commitment in creating an effective end-to-end distribution platform for the COVID-19 vaccine,” he said.
Apart from the existing partners, Apollo LogiSolutions said it is also engaging with major players in the healthcare and pharma sector alongside various local and central government authorities and ministries to get them on-board.
StaTwig Founder Sid Chakravarthy said that India manufacturers 60 per cent of global vaccines by volume. ”With this integrated solution that ensures quality and safety of the vaccines both in domestic and international supply chains, we can make Indian vaccines market much more resilient and sustainable,” he added.