St Lucia: As many countries made the COVID-19 vaccine, the Carrebian region is now stepping forward to it for transportation.
For transportation, Caribbean Airlines Cargo is currently developing a Covid-19 vaccine transportation plan to assure its readiness to give the vaccine throughout the Caribbean.
Caribbean Airlines is currently discussing with stakeholders in advance of making preparations for the movement of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Caribbean Airlines Cargo gives expansive global and local connectivity by its scheduled flights, charter flights with interline arrangements.
The carrier can aid the transport of temperature-controlled shipments to the Caribbean from various territories worldwide including Europe, India and the US.
This cargo plane would cover the complete Caribbean including but not limited to Trinidad and Tobago, Antigua, Barbados, Guyana, Grenada, Jamaica, Bahamas and St. Maarten.
“Caribbean Airlines Cargo is constant in its commitment to serving the region. Our cargo operations continue to support the Caribbean, delivering critical cargo and securing the movement of goods into and out of the region”, stated Marklan Moseley, General Manager – Cargo and New Business, Caribbean Airlines.
During the initial phases of the pandemic, Caribbean Airlines Cargo showed its responsiveness by adding a cargo charter service for Caribbean countries experiencing limited connectivity as a result of the grounding of passenger flights.
The airline also partnered with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Authority (CDEMA) in August 2020 to distribute Covid-19 test kits and personal protective equipment (PPE) to 16 Caribbean countries.
“We look ahead to playing a crucial role in our region’s recovery into the secure and efficient movement of the Covid-19 vaccine,” said Mr Moseley.
As the Christmas season is near all heads of Carrebiean region alerted people to be more careful until complete vaccination.
The health ministry of all Carrebiean region appealed people to wear mark, use an alcohol-based sanitizer.