US flies in more emergency medical supplies to fight coronavirus
THE US is continuing to airlift emergency medical supplies with at least two all-cargo planes making deliveries last week
THE US is continuing to airlift emergency medical supplies with at least two all-cargo planes making deliveries last week.
An all-cargo plane full of disposable medical gloves touched down at Chicago's O'Hare airport, said STG Logistics Chicago-area general manager Todd Crabtree.
Indianapolis-based InTek Freight & Logistics has subcontracted with STG to recover the cargo from the airport and create outbound loads for shipment to medical facilities. The gloves are being sent to Texas, Massachusetts, Ohio and Illinois, according to Mr Crabtree, reported American Shipper.
STG, headquartered in Chicago, worked the cargo that came off freighters in New York and Chicago.
The airlift is being coordinated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which is helping the US Department of Health and Human Services to match health care facilities that need supplies for workers and patients with suitable overseas manufacturers and making arrangements to accelerate deliveries.
FEMA's Project Airbridge has chartered 19 cargo flights and says it plans to book more service to meet near-term demand. Atlas Air has provided transport on at least three missions so far.
Meanwhile, a National Airlines B747-400 arrived early Thursday morning at Rickenbacker International Airport with an 83-ton shipment of personal protective equipment and hand sanitizer from Shanghai, according to the Columbus Regional Airport Authority (CR).