PROJECT SUNRAYS

Helping air cargo industry get ready for COVID-19 vaccine

As pharmaceutical companies race to develop COVID-19 vaccines, it is still unclear what impact it will have on the global supply chain, specifically, logistics requirements and the air cargo industry readiness. 

Pharma.Aero and TIACA joined forces and launched Project Sunrays in August 2020 to help the air cargo industry get ready for this unprecedented challenge.

Program objectives

  • Provide the air cargo industry with clarity of the needs and expectations from vaccines producers and better visibility on future COVID-19 vaccines specifications impacting logistics, like manufacturing sites, production volumes, handling and storage specificities, track and trace requirements.
  • Provide pharma shippers with more visibility on existing airfreight capabilities: infrastructure on the ground, airfreight capacity, expertise, as well as better understanding of constraints and needs from airfreight providers to serve them adequately.

Air cargo readiness survey

To evaluate current sentiment on air cargo preparedness to transport the new vaccine globally, we collected feedback from airlines, ground handlers, freight forwarders, airport operators and solution providers. The results showed that only 28% of our industry feels prepared for COVID-19 transportation globally.

Read the full survey results analysis (pdf):

Read the survey

Sunrays survey results webinar (YouTube):

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RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

Second airfreight readiness survey: Covid-19 Vaccines Air Transportation (Project Sunrays by Pharma.Aero and TIACA)

We invite the airfreight industry to complete the second airfreight readiness vaccine survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MHTVTLD

The survey is part of the joint project - Project Sunrays, organized by Pharma.Aero and TIACA to shine a light on Covid-19 vaccines transport requirements and airfreight readiness.

With fast development in both pharma and logistics sectors, the aim of the survey is to assess the airfreight readiness progress made in the past 3 months, as well as understand air cargo industry's business plans for 2021.

Your responses will be highly valuable to the project and will remain anonymous. Only aggregated outcomes will be published and communicated through Sunrays webinars and Sunrays publications in December 2020.

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PROJECT SUNRAYS - GENERAL INFORMATION

SUNRAYS PROJECT: Helping air cargo industry get ready for COVID-19 vaccine

As pharmaceutical companies race to develop the COVID-19 vaccine, it is still unclear what impact it will have on the global supply chain, specifically, logistics requirements and the air cargo industry. TIACA and Pharma.Aero joined forces and launched Sunrays project to help the air cargo industry get ready for the transportation of the COVID-19 vaccine.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

  • Provide the air cargo industry with clarity of the demands, expectations and quality supply chain requirements, like critical trade lanes, air cargo capacity, handling and storage, track and trace requirements, for the transportation of the vaccines.
  • Provide shippers with more understanding of capabilities of various logistics players.

 

INDUSTRY PREPAREDNESS SURVEY

To evaluate current sentiment on air cargo preparedness to transport the new vaccine globally, we collected feedback from airlines, ground handlers, freight forwarders, airport operators and solution providers.

The results showed that only 28% of our industry feels prepared for COVID-19 transportation worldwide:

Read the full survey results analysis (pdf).

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

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JOIN THE INITIATIVE

If you are interested in joining the Sunrays program, reach out to the Pharma.Aero Project Team

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PARTNER

The International Air Cargo Association