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Cathay Pacific Cargo flies 15 million vaccines

The airline has already handled five different vaccine brands.

Cathay Pacific Cargo recorded that it has already carried 15 million COVID-19 vaccines to Hong Kong, Mexico, Indonesia and Malaysia.

According to Cathay Pacific Head of Cargo Markets and Products John Cheng, the 15-million-dose landmark was achieved on 13 April upon delivery of a new batch of Fosun Pharma/BioNTech vaccines into Hong Kong.

All of the shipments deployed Cathay’s new Ultra Track multidimensional tracking and data-logging system.

Ultra Track uses a low-energy Bluetooth transmitter at piece level that can record and transmit GPS position, temperature, vibration and humidity in real time, making it ideal for temperature-sensitive and fragile shipments.

At the start of 2021, Cathay has been ramping up their vaccine distribution solution for their cargo business in the face of decreased revenue passenger kilometres.
 

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