Hellmann provides Germany-wide distribution of COVID-19 vaccines for the government
The German Armed Forces have commissioned Hellmann Worldwide Logistics with the Germany-wide distribution of COVID-19 vaccines to the 16 distribution centers of the German federal states. With the commissioning of Hellmann for these critical shipments, the German Armed Forces are relying on its long-standing logistics partner for medical transports.
Within the scope of a request for administrative assistance, the German Federal Ministry of Health had asked the German Armed Forces for support in the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccines, which will be made available to the entire German population this year. The German government is thus drawing on the infrastructure and protected storage areas in properties of the Armed Forces to implement the National Vaccine Strategy. Since January 12, Hellmann has been transporting the vaccines to the distribution centers of the respective federal states. The transports are protected by the German Federal Police. For the task, the Osnabrück-based logistics service provider has expanded its existing GDP-certified fleet with corresponding deep-freeze vehicles. In total, more than 50 million vaccine doses are to be transported to the distribution centers in 2021.
"We are very pleased with the trust placed in us by the German Armed Forces and are proud to make an important contribution to combating the global pandemic," says Matthias Magnor, Chief Operating Officer Road & Rail, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics.