UPS has announced that in April it has added more than 200 company-owned and chartered air freighter flights to support FEMA’s Project Airbridge – a public-private partnership to deliver fast critical supplies – and other healthcare-related missions. According to DHL, these additional flights can meet the soaring demand for supplies necessary for the global response effort.
Majority of additional flights are carrying products from Asia to the US and Europe. UPS is shipping personal protective equipment, ventilators, emergency room monitoring equipment, Coronavirus test kits and other supplies. The company announced that it also has the capabilities to transport specialised products, such as temperature-sensitive compounds.
“With our scale and flexible global network, we are in a unique position to handle Coronavirus response shipments for FEMA and healthcare customers. We will continue to do our part to lead in the fight against COVID-19”, said David Abney, UPS Chairman and CEO.
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