The move forms part of the launch of a broader UAE public-private partnership called the Hope Consortium, of which ADP is a member, to facilitate the distribution of vaccines around the world. By spearheading the initiative, Abu Dhabi hopes also to cement its position as a global logistics hub.
For its part ADP is assisting the immunisation drive by dedicating a 19,000 sq m temperature-controlled warehouse facility in Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD) for storage of the vaccine, with more than 1m vials already in situ.
ADP’s KIZAD warehouse facility is able to store vaccines and other pharmaceutical products at a range of 2 to 8 degrees Celsius as well as the more extreme range of -80 degrees and is equipped with temperature and humidity systems that are monitored around-the-clock digitally via a control dashboard.
Capt. Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, ADP Group ceo, says: “As our nation’s key strategic logistics enabler, we have invested in one of the region’s largest and most expansive logistics capabilities. ADP is ready to play a leading role in the end-to-end supply chain including storing, processing, and distributing this extremely sensitive product.”
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