FedEx is celebrating the anniversary of its first COVID-19 vaccine shipment

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Exactly a year ago, FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp and one of the largest express transportation companies in the world, sent the first shipment of the COVID-19 vaccine to a dispensing center in the United States.

The day marked a turning point in global efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic when transportation companies like FedEx, health companies and government officials coordinated to ship the first vaccines to begin vaccinating the public.

“We are very proud of the role we are playing in delivering a life-saving COVID-19 vaccine in the US and around the world,” said Raj Subramaniam, President and COO of FedEx Corporation in a statement on Wednesday.

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Since the pandemic began, FedEx has made around 14,000 humanitarian aid deliveries related to COVID-19 worldwide, including three FedEx charter flights with oxygen concentrators and medical supplies to India.

FedEx will continue to ship vaccines during the remainder of the holiday season, with FedEx hoping to receive more during the 2019 holiday season than the company shipped.

“Through a network designed to deliver express delivery on deadlines, critical special shipments, customs brokers, FedEx continues to work closely with governments, healthcare customers and administrative offices to ensure vaccines and supplies are shipped anywhere, anytime Raj.

Last year, FedEx expanded its COVID-19 vaccine shipments to more than 50 countries and territories worldwide. Raj said his party is determined to help end this pandemic and build a better future for all.

“The Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa (AMEA) region is home to more than 75 percent of the world’s population, and we pride ourselves on leveraging our network and expertise to keep global supply chains running as businesses and communities continue to build their economy, ”said Kawal Preet, President, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa (AMEA), FedEx Express.

“Having successfully delivered more than 37 kilotons of personal protective equipment and other health products to AMEA, including vaccines to South Korea and Vietnam, in the first year and a half of the pandemic, we stand firm in our role in delivering these products.” reliable to the public.

Shipments of COVID-19 vaccines and essential medical supplies are picked up by manufacturers and vendors, which are then shipped to communities around the world.

The network capabilities also enable the transport of sensitive shipments such as pharmaceutical and therapeutic agents that play a crucial role in the fight against COVID-19.

Prior to the pandemic, FedEx had developed innovative technology and expanded its supply chain cold stores that are able to support vaccine shipments and other healthcare companies.

Dedicated FedEx Priority Alert customer service agents use FedEx SenseAware monitoring technology to track vaccine delivery locations in near real-time to ensure that these time-sensitive shipments are transported quickly and safely through the FedEx Express network.

In the United States, this technology is complemented by the FedEx Surround platform, which uses artificial intelligence and predictive tools to proactively monitor conditions around parcels and enable customer service agents to prevent delivery in the event of possible inclement weather or traffic delays interfere. just.

FedEx shipped its first COVID-19 vaccine to a medical center in the United States on December 14, 2020. Over the past year, the company worked with the U.S. government and healthcare customers to ship approximately 300 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine across the country.

Since the pandemic began, FedEx has delivered thousands of humanitarian aid related shipments related to COVID-19.

FedEx has provided multi-million dollar transportation assistance in cash and in kind to several nonprofits in the United States and around the world, including Direct Relief, International Medical Corps, and Heart to Heart International.

The company will continue to advocate disaster relief for natural disaster victims affected by events such as the recent floods in Henan Province, China and Maharashtra, India, and the Haiti earthquake.

Recently, FedEx was named “Asia’s Best 3PLs for Vaccines” at the Asia Pacific Vaccine Excellence Awards 2021 (AVEA 2021). FedEx was also named “Asia’s Best 3PL for Vaccines” for its key role in protecting shipping integrity and global redistribution of vaccines.

Previously, FedEx Express (FedEx) also expanded the My FedEx Rewards (MFR) program, a points-based loyalty program that was created to reward micro, small and medium-sized businesses (MSME) for choosing FedEx.

For the first time, FedEx is opening this loyalty program to both corporate and private customers, who have the opportunity to earn points for any shipment that meets a number of conditions.

This program has expanded to various regions and is now available in fifteen Asia Pacific countries including Australia, China, Hong Kong SAR, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and most recently Indonesia, Vietnam, United States of America America, United Arab Emirates and India.

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By Maria Rosari Dwi Putri
Editor: Alviansyah Pasaribu