Visa – FedEx says it has ample air capability for vaccines
By Lisa Baertlein
LOS ANGELES, Dec 8 (Reuters) – FedEx Corp FDX.N – and its rival United Parcel Service Inc UPS.N – have sufficient air cargo capability deal with COVID-19 vaccine deliveries, FedEx Americas President Richard Smith stated on Tuesday.
FedEx and UPS are key companions to the U.S. authorities’s Operation Warp Pace vaccine venture and can transfer thousands and thousands of doses for Pfizer Inc PFE.N and different pharmaceutical corporations. Consultants predict that the unprecedented measurement of the COVID-19 venture will take a look at the nation’s cold-chain delivery capabilities.
“There’s loads of capability in our networks to deal with this, and bear in mind it is not all going to hit us on a Tuesday,” Smith stated throughout the Operation Warp Pace vaccine summit on the White Home.
“It may come over time, so we have got this. Loosen up,” Smith stated, additionally referring to UPS.
Accenture’s Seabury Consulting estimates the worldwide roll-out of a vaccine will generate 65,000 tonnes of air freight, which is 5 occasions the air vaccine commerce in 2019.
(Reporting by Lisa Baertlein in Los Angeles; Modifying by Aurora Ellis)
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