The temperature-sensitive shipment of 12,475,000 Tetanus and Diphtheria vaccines transited through Etihad Cargo’s Abu Dhabi hub in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Through our extensive global carrier partnerships and a network of strategic origin offices, international supply chain and logistics organization EFL partnered with Etihad Cargo to carry a vital consignment of vaccines from India to Egypt.
Leveraging Etihad Cargo’s IATA CEIV certification for pharmaceutical logistics and capabilities to facilitate temperature-sensitive cargo shipments between +25⁰C and -80⁰C and EFL’s CEIV and GDP compliance, the two entities collaborated to carry a consignment of 12,475,000 Tetanus and Diphtheria vaccine doses produced in India. According to the World Health Organization, India is the largest vaccine manufacturing origin in the world.
Maintaining shipment integrity, EFL moved the vaccines from Mumbai to Abu Dhabi and finally to Cairo, utilizing Etihad Cargo’s at Abu Dhabi International Airport, maintaining the required +2⁰C to +8⁰C temperature through collective logistics strengths.
“This shipment underlines Etihad Cargo’s capability to transport temperature-sensitive cargo across our network and reinforces our standing as an IATA CEIV Pharma-certified carrier,” explained Martin Drew, Senior Vice President Sales and Cargo, Etihad Aviation Group. “Working with partners such as EFL, Etihad Cargo leverages a collective of expertise and extensive network capabilities to provide essential logistical solutions to where they are needed most.”
“Supply chain resilience stems from having the right formula of partners, products and solutions, as well as a deep alignment on shared values and complimenting capabilities,” said Senthilnathan Shanmugam, Group CEO, EFL. “With Etihad Cargo, we are able to deliver on our commitments and strive towards a safe and secure world for all.”
With more than three decades of experience and an extensive network across Asia, Africa, the Middle East and the Americas, EFL’s highly specialised solutions cater to numerous industry verticals, including pharmaceuticals. The organization utilizes modern storage solutions, real-time data tracking and monitoring, and last-mile capabilities to overcome infrastructure and skill dependencies. EFL is dedicated to delivering modernized operations that brands and manufacturers can adopt seamlessly, creating significant efficiencies throughout their supply chains.
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About Etihad Cargo:
Etihad Cargo is the cargo and logistics arm of the Etihad Aviation Group. Since its establishment in 2004, Etihad Cargo has grown rapidly to become one of the leading air cargo carriers in the world, offering customers a range of cargo products and services to five major continents. Our hub in Abu Dhabi is strategically located at the centre of the worlds’ busiest trade lanes, providing an integral link between Asia, Europe, North America, Australia and Africa.
In addition to general cargo, Etihad Cargo offers a wide range of specialty products including live animals, dangerous good, valuables and vulnerables, personal effects, as well as our market leading cold chain products (the latter holding IATA’s stringent Centre of Excellence for Independent Validators certifications for both Pharmaceutical Logistics as well as Perishables Logistics).
For more information, please visit www.etihadcargo.com.
About EFL Global:
Headquartered in Colombo, Sri Lanka, EFL is a publicly-listed entity and a group-business of Expolanka Holdings PLC. Expolanka’s largest shareholder is SG Holdings Co., Ltd of Japan, a listed entity in the Tokyo Stock Exchange, owning a multitude of logistics and complementing businesses. Founder and President of Expolanka and EFL Hanif Yusoof and Group-CEO of EFL Senthilnathan Shanmugam have built an extensive network of unique origin capabilities through owned offices and operations that support a global market of brands and manufacturers, in industries like perishables, pharmaceuticals, fashion apparel, technology and more.
With 19 locations in India and a formidable presence in Asia, EFL caters to the pharmaceutical vertical with customized solutions based on the cargo, the origin and the destination, meeting rigorous requirements and standards that are globally established.
For more information, please visit: www.efl.global
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