Volga-Dnepr Cargo Supermarket Makes Worldwide Pharma Deliveries
Volga-Dnepr Group has been facilitating global flows of healthcare products through its Cargo Supermarket concept. The August operations of two carriers within the Group - Volga-Dnepr Airlines and AirBridgeCargo Airlines - assisted the pharmaceutical industry in more ways than one.
This August AirBridgeCargo and its dedicated team of pharma experts managed to organize the delivery of 100 CSafe RKN containers with vaccines onboard.
Most of the shipments presupposed one-way leasing with CSafe and were airfreighted from Amsterdam, the Netherlands to Shanghai, China for DSV, including a record-number liftoff with 41 RKN containers per flight.
The Group was also able to answer the call for assistance when freight forwarder Quantum Logistics of Brazil recently reached out to the Volga-Dnepr charter team for a solution to ship pharmaceutical-related equipment from Brazil to Puerto Rico.
With the size of the AN-124-100 cargo cabin, Volga-Dnepr was able to provide increased charter capacity for cargo otherwise loadable only to one level on commercial freighter aircraft.
After arrival in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the equipment was inspected before being dispatched again to support international thermal controlled supply chains which are currently in high demand.
Robison Gasperi, Managing Director, Quantum Logistics, commented: "The demand just appeared, and it took only one day for Quantum to present the solution and sign the Charter Agreement, thanks to the Volga-Dnepr team who were able to provide a great customer experience.
"An exclusive fleet of 14 sider trailers was used in the operation, which shows the dimension of the aircraft’s cargo capacity, — with space still left over."
Yulia Celetaria, Pharma Director, AirBridgeCargo Airlines concluded: “Within Volga-Dnepr we have prioritized the healthcare industry by making sure we respond to each request with cost-efficient and timely solutions.
"Not only do these transportations contribute to stable flows of healthcare products, but also serve as a great example of our Cargo Supermarket in action."