Whilst the pandemic is still raging around globally, some pharmaceutical manufacturers are planning to start the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccines as early as mid-October, well before a certified product launch. With many vaccine production facilities in and around Belgium and a state-of-the-art pharma gateway at Brussels Airport, it’s fair to say that BRUcargo can expect a major influx of pharmaceutical shipments in the months to come.
To anticipate this influx, Brussels Airport and Air Cargo Belgium have launched a taskforce under the name BRUcure. It is focussed on preparing the community and its physical and digital infrastructure specifically for the COVID-19 vaccine in order to offer a reliable global gateway.
Brussels Airport has been talking directly to pharmaceutical companies in the past few weeks and is involved in the TIACA – Pharma.Aero Project Sunrays, an initiative that will establish global guidelines for the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines by air.