As a string of Covid-19 vaccines near approval, Frankfurt Airport staff are gearing up to handle the unprecedented logistical challenge of transporting millions of life-saving doses worldwide.
Frankfurt is Europe’s largest hub for transporting pharmaceutical goods, and will be key to the success of inoculating millions of people against the deadly coronavirus.
“The stress is increasing now that we’re entering the ‘hot’ phase,” Karin Krestan, Lufthansa Cargo’s director of operations, told AFP during a tour of the temperature-controlled “Cargo Cool Center” terminal.
Krestan, who uses her skills as a former nurse, is sure her team is ready for the task.
“The processes have been established, we’re very confident and we feel well prepared,” she said.
In fact, Max Philipp Conrady, head of freight infrastructure at Fraport, told AFP: