CEVA airlifts US supplies to West Africa for Ebola response


CEVA Logistics announced that it has airlifted more than 70 tonnes of urgent supplies to Monrovia, Liberia, to assist in ongoing efforts to combat the West Africa Ebola outbreak.

The airlift was chartered by the US Agency for International Development, a US government agency coordinating the countries Ebola response efforts, which has been working to expand the pipeline of medical equipment and supplies to the region.

Included in the shipments were infrared thermometers, disinfectant backpack sprayers, tents and plastic fencing to be used in the construction of Ebola treatment units. The supplies were sourced from multiple locations around the world and delivered to CEVA Charter Services at Liege Airport in Belgium.

“This was a really important charter, and we were honoured to have been able to play a part in the Ebola response,” said CEVA Logistics Corporate Account Manager, Marc Burgard. “There were several challenges along the way because of the diverse locations of the items involved, the urgency of the job and the number of time zones concerned, but the charter arrived safely in Liberia.”

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