In a move designed to enhance the UAE’s Covid-19 vaccine supply chain, Abu Dhabi Ports (ADP) has announced the acquisition of 11 new refrigerated vehicles by its subsidiary, MICCO Logistics. This boosts its local final-mile vaccine delivery capability to over 1.1 million vaccine doses per day.
The addition of these new vehicles supports the work of the Hope Consortium, an Abu Dhabi-led public-private partnership developed to respond to one of the greatest logistical challenges in history by delivering large quantities of vaccines locally and globally from its hub in Abu Dhabi.
The vehicles are connected to ‘mUnity’ Maqta Gateway’s digital blockchain-enabled solution, which tracks the journey of vaccines through the supply chain in real-time, ensuring safe, transparent and efficient product delivery to any location. Robert Sutton, Head of Logistics Cluster, Abu Dhabi Ports, said: “Abu Dhabi Ports is committed to diversifying and extending its logistical solutions to accommodate all types of vaccines on the market through our specialised final-mile fleet. By working closely with the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi we are ensuring that MICCO is equipped with the most advanced chilled vehicles currently available on the market, elevating our emirate’s logistics capabilities for years to come.”