- 27 October 2020
- Transport / Logistics Services
Global logistics giant Maersk is to handle the end-to-end logistics for a US COVID-19 vaccination pharmaceuticals company.
The vaccination being developed has passed Phase 1 trials and has been permitted to enter Phase 2 in a number of US states. In preparation for global licensing the makers, COVAXX have lined up an end-to-end logistics deal with Maersk to get the vaccinations from factories to people all over the world in an attempt to eradicate the pandemic. COVAXX already has contracts to supply doses to 100 million people worldwide in early 2021 upon approval.
The vaccine will require temperature controlled distribution while and its components prior to manufacture will also need temperature control, and this is one of the reasons that COVAXX has gone to Maersk.
“The COVAXX vaccine is unique in that it can be stored in the fridge you have at home, moved in the same trucks that deliver groceries and administered anywhere you can get a flu shot.” – Lou Reese Co-Chief Executive Officer of COVAXX.
“Our team, which now proudly includes Maersk, is committed to addressing the needs of countries where the greatest unmet needs exist today,” said Mei Mei Hu, co-Chief Executive Officer of COVAXX. “To do what is in the best interests of society at this time of the global health crisis, we are aligning with the strongest leaders in their respective industries to meet the large-scale demand and compliance requirements that we expect. It is not enough to focus on vaccine development and approvals. We must work in parallel to establish the infrastructure and partners with the strongest capabilities, like Maersk, to safely deliver our vaccine around the world.”
“Efficient and safe delivery of COVID-19 vaccines around the world is the most urgent logistics challenge we face today. A. P. Moller – Maersk is committed to working closely with COVAXX to ensure smooth end-to-end global delivery of this vaccine as soon as it becomes available,” said Rob Townley, Head of Special Project Logistics at Maersk. “Our specialized logistics expertise and the global infrastructure of Maersk make this a perfect match.”