Sheremetyevo International Airport has announced Moscow Cargo LLC took part Network Cargo Online, an international online forum for the development of cargo routes, the company said.
The forum was initiated by the Center for Strategic Research in Civil Aviation (CSR CA), one of the largest organizers of professional aviation events.
One of the key topics was the industry´s readiness to handle temperature-sensitive cargo, primarily pharmaceuticals. According to the international agency WorldACD, medical and pharmaceutical goods were the only category of cargo for which there was an increase in air transportation volumes in the first half of 2020 compared to 2019.This trend was due to a sharp increase in demand and the need for prompt deliveries of medical goods, mainly personal protection equipment and ventilators to the regions impacted by the coronavirus.
The forum brought together leading Russian and foreign industry experts: representatives of state regulatory bodies and senior managers of airlines, airports, handling agents and other companies involved in air cargo transportation.
The participants discussed a wide range of issues related to the impact of the pandemic on the aviation business, including forecasts for the restoration of air traffic on international passenger routes, the dynamics of cargo turnover and the prospects for the development of supply chains in the context of COVID-19.
The logistics industry is now preparing to transport and store the COVID-19 vaccine. Taking into account that the expected temperature stability of the vaccine will be +2 + 8° C, the primary burden will be on the air transport industry, whose share of the global volume of cargo transportation in the cold chain system, according to experts, exceeded 70% even before the pandemic.
Moscow Cargo LLC is a modern high-tech cargo aviation terminal and the main handling operator of Sheremetyevo International Airport, which serves 72.5% of the airport´s cargo and postal turnover.