Task Force Spokesman, Alessandro Albertini, said: “Delivering 30 million doses in the first quarter of 2021 is the biggest challenge ever for air cargo. But in Italy, we have the knowledge and experience to deal with it”
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All main Italian air cargo and pharma associations – Anama, PharmacomItalia, Assaeroporti, Assaereo, IATA, Assohandlers, Assoram, Ibar and AICAI – set up a task force opening dialogue with the Government, the Commissioner and other authorities, in order to face the challenge of delivering Covid-19 vaccine and draw up the distribution programme.
“We need fast corridors and fast transit time, high security standards, cargo capacity storage both on aircrafts and trucks and in special warehouses. Delivering 30 million doses in the first quarter of 2021 is the largest transport challenge ever. Italy is the second country in Europe by pharmaceutical export. Our experience and know-how are at the service of the Country: Italy is ready – says Alessandro Albertini, Anama (Italian Association of Air Freight forwarders) President and Task Force Spokesman.
We call on the Government to set up dedicated corridors and special clearing procedures so as to save time within hubs and minimize congestion problems.
“We welcome this joint working group and look forward the Italian Government ’s to guarantee an efficient and safe transport of Covid-19 vaccines. IATA has published guidance providing recommendations for governments and the logistics supply chain in preparation for what will be the largest and most complex global logistics operation ever undertaken. Delivering billions of doses of a vaccine that must be transported and stored following strict temperature-controlled requirements to the entire world efficiently will involve hugely complex challenges across the supply chain. Close cooperation between industry and government will be crucial to its success” said Rafael Schvartzman, IATA’s Regional Vice President for Europe.
“Assoram applauds the decision to set up a task force on Covid-19 vaccine distribution. A close and effective collaboration among healthcare industry, logistics and Italian Institutions is the right way to face these huge challenges. We are proud to put our expertise to work over the next months to help end this pandemic” said Pierluigi Petrone, ASSORAM’s President.