Port group PSA International, whose global network encompasses over 50 locations in 26 countries prepares to play a significant role in the worldwide distribution of those vaccines that can now be transported via sea freight due to their longer shelf life and less stringent temperature controls.
The first COVID-19 vaccines to be authorised by major governments and organizations have largely been transported by air, but this appears set to change as new vaccines come on stream.
Some of the vaccines currently in use, such as the version produced by Pfizer, require storage temperatures of under -70°C and have a shelf life of 35 days under these conditions..
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