Upcargo Assists with Panama's 'Logistics Humanitarian Hub'
24th April 2020
Upcargo have participated in the quick coordination for the one-day reception and dispatch of a Legacy 600 aircraft in Panama from the Honduran Air Force which came to collect 182,000 COVID-19 testing kits.
"Panama's 'logistics humanitarian hub' is working day and night to give Panama and all countries in the Latin American region access to the greatest number of medical supplies and food during this difficult time of crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic.
On April 6, the quick coordination for the one-day reception and dispatch of the Legacy 600 aircraft from the Honduran Air Force was done in coordination with the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (BCIE), the Governments of Honduras and Panama, and Upcargo Logistics."
"The testing kits required a temperature of -20°c and had to be treated in a special way to maintain the cold chain. They were needed to supply six different countries in the Central American and Caribbean region."
"The request for this coordination was made by the BCIE and the Honduras Ministry of Finance and Health through our agent in Honduras on April 6th at 9am with the Honduran plane landing at Tocumen International Airport in Panama on the same day at 3:30pm to carry out the entire loading operation and return back to Honduras at 7pm. A record time for the complete coordination of this important humanitarian aid."
"All Upcargo management and staff are proud to be able to contribute their grain of expertise in coordinating humanitarian shipments like these as they are so important to the lives of many Latin Americans."
PCN Head Office says well done to Upcargo for helping their region in the fight against COVID-19 in this way.