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India is endeavouring to increase the
partnership of every stakeholder in every
sector. All-round reforms have been undertaken in sectors ranging from manufacturing
to MSME; agriculture to infrastructure; from
tech industry to taxation; and from real estate
to regulatory easing. In India, corporate tax is
the most competitive in the world today.
During the pandemic, India has seen record FDI
and foreign portfolio investments.
The daily vessel operating costs for open
carriers has increased by 4.5 per cent in 2020,
which took 47 different ship sizes and types
Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India
We expect the momentum to continue as
offline brands kick start the end-of-season
sale in December. We saw higher salience of
tier III, IV cities owing to higher number of new
online shoppers. The underlying supply chain
market in India (including express, warehousing, full-truckload, part-truckload freight,
etc.) is over $150 billion in size today. This
large market can support many players
focused on various specific areas of the
Sandeep Barasia, Joint Managing Director and Chief
Business Officer, Delhivery
Pfizer will use DHL, FedEx and
UPS to deliver its vaccines via truck
and plane, in reusable containers topped
off with dry ice that can maintain the
temperature at -70C.
Envirotainers can keep everything
inside at temperatures as low as -20C.
They even have their own power
supply, enabling them to operate
without being plugged in for 10 to 15
hours, which allows them to withstand
Armed with the largest capacity
and logistics capability regionally
and one of the largest globally
with a reach of 170 countries,
Abu Dhabi’s Hope Consortium can
handle over six billion COVID-19
vaccine doses being developed and
manufactured around the world –
whether in single or multi dose.
FedEx has more than 90 cold chain
facilities on five continents that will be
ready if necessary, where they can stage
temperature-sensitive product, and
have plans to expand to 115 locations by
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A model developed by Seabury/Accenture
and Kuehne + Nagel estimates needing fewer
than 1,000 full 747 freighters, if the vaccines
are transported at 2-8C, with multiple doses
per vial. That means ensuring the airports
have the appropriate support, or the freight
forwarder has nearby storage capacity. We
identified 32 pharmaceutical hubs globally
with airside solutions. We have people on the
ground working with baggage handlers,
making sure the temperature range doesn’t
get out of control.
Rob Coyle, SVP- Pharma & Healthcare Strategy,
Kuehne + Nagel
The industry as a whole is not prepared or
doesn’t feel comfortable with the type of
requirements thrust upon them. Part of that is
because pharmaceutical companies are
keeping some requirements close to the vest.
You can’t pack an airplane full of dry ice — it’s
harmful for the crew. It turns into carbon
dioxide when it sublimates. Pharmaceutical
capabilities are not acquired overnight. As we
get new pieces of information, we’re able to
add more specificity to the plan about how it
will get moved from A to B.
Neel Jones Shah, EVP and Global Head of Airfreight,
Digital technology can help manage
distribution once the products leave the
factory, with sensors placed on every pallet,
case or unit on the production floor, tracked
through their journey to the healthcare facility.
The sensors have cell memory to store
information if cloud upload and wireless
communication are not immediately available.
They can detect location and temperature, and
track how long the material is cumulatively
outside of preservation to ensure it doesn’t
need to be discarded.
Mahesh Veerina, CEO, Cloudleaf