DP World’s efforts amid COVID-19 honored at ViE Awards 2022

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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Globally renowned multinational logistics company, DP World has been honored with the “Best Logistics Technology & Cold Chain Delivery” award at the Vaccine Industry Excellence (ViE) Awards 2022 for its efforts over the last two years to resolve challenges in vaccine delivery and supply chain bottlenecks.

Sultan bin Sulayem
Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem
Group Chairman & CEO
DP World

“When the first COVID-19 vaccines were announced, DP World was quick to recognise the scale of the challenge involved in distributing this to billions of people worldwide. We are proud that our global staff and facilities have played a part in ensuring the vaccines reach those in most need. We must learn lessons from this pandemic to ensure equal and fair access to critical supplies, regardless of wealth or geography”.

End to End Solutions 

DP World’s cold-chain facilities, such as those in Caucedo port, span warehousing space and moving goods vehicles, ensure that DP World can cover the entire journey from the laboratory right up to the point of injection.

DP World’s suite of digital technologies, such as CARGOES Flow, has also supported its partners in identifying bottlenecks in their supply chains and smoothing the flow of medical supplies across borders.

The World Logistics Passport initiative, a global alliance in which DP World is a partner, has been able to remove trade barriers and enhance trade routes to improve and facilitate trade between nations, streamlining the movement of these critical supplies.

At the peak of the pandemic, DP World signed a three-year partnership with UNICEF to support its COVAX mission through which it provided the international agency free worldwide access to our logistical services, helping it deliver two billion vaccine doses by 2022 in hard-to-reach nations.

DP World is also a critical associate in the Dubai Vaccine Logistics Alliance which collaborates with Emirates and Dubai Airports to distribute vaccines by air, land, and sea to resolve operational challenges in emerging markets hard-hit by the pandemic.

Its recent collaboration with UK-based Ideabatic has enabled DP World to use an innovative freeze-free and fail-safe cool box to make sure these life-saving vaccines reach their targets.

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