Brussels Airport is accelerating preparations for the COVID-19 vaccine

posted on 8th October 2020 by Eddie Saunders
Brussels Airport is accelerating preparations for the COVID-19 vaccine

Brussels Airport not only has the largest number of pharma-certified companies under the IATA CEIV1 programme on the cargo site. With 30,000m² of temperature-controlled areas, it also has the largest number of m² in Europa in first and second-line access to the tarmac to provide refrigerated storage of pharmaceutical products

With its digital data-sharing platform BRUcloud, Brussels Airport wants to make it possible to track temperature-sensitive shipment in real time and monitor temperatures at any moment in the transport chain.

Still many unknown parameters, every scenario mapped out

The Taskforce BRUcure is mapping out all scenarios for the various types of vaccines in close consultation with the pharmaceutical companies with which Brussels Airport works. Each type of vaccine demands a different form of transport, packaging and storage. Some vaccines, for example, have to be shipped on dry ice, while others will demand refrigeration at the customary 2-8 degrees Celsius.