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CEVA Logistics flies urgently needed medical gear to UK hospitals

CEVA Logistics has brought in shipments bound for the UK's National Health Service (NHS) on a specialist flight from Shanghai to London in support of the charitable work by the Virgin Foundation

27 April 2020 - 18:22

CEVA Logistics has brought in shipments bound for the UK's National Health Service (NHS) on a specialist flight from Shanghai to London in support of the charitable work by the Virgin Foundation.

A Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787-9 was fully loaded with personal protection equipment (PPE), virus testing tubes, goggles and ventilator parts and flown into London Heathrow airport on, bringing the much-needed supplies to UK frontline healthcare workers.



In just seven days from receiving the first phone call to arriving at destination, CEVA's teams in the UK and Shanghai worked together to bring 1,100 cartons of supplies on the special flight.



Altogether there were 12,600 medical isolation goggles, 500 body bags, 30,000 filters for ventilators, 100,000 aprons, 10,000 sets of scrubs and 7,500 samples tubes for virus testing onboard.



Once unloaded from the 12-hour flight, the cargo transferred onto CEVA Logistics trucks, headed for its specialist healthcare facility in Dartford. From there the supplies will be distributed to NHS hospitals, surgeries and other facilities including, Guys and St Thomas?Hospitals Trust in London.



Said CEO Mathieu Friedberg: 'These medical supplies and PPE equipment are urgently required to support the work that NHS teams are providing up and down the country during the covid-19 crisis. Our CEVA teams at both ends of the supply chain, alongside the Virgin team providing the uplift and the Virgin Foundation, have worked together tirelessly to make this become a reality in an incredibly short timeframe.'


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