29 Jul, 2021 by Camille Bello
As the whole world continues to battle against the pandemic, Royal Cargo, one of the leading logistics service providers in the Philippines, recently inaugurated its newest facility, the Vaccine Depot. This new storage serves as a sizeable addition to the country’s fight against COVID-19.
The Vaccine Depot is a $1M investment that aims to provide a pharma-grade storage facility for COVID-19 and other types of available vaccines. Parañaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez and Representative Eric Olivarez graced the inaugural ceremony of the new depot located at the Royal Cargo headquarters in Paranaque City.
In his special message, Mayor Olivarez thanked the Royal Cargo management and said, “It is a great help in our country, as we face the pandemic, (the cold storage facility), will store the needed vaccines by every Filipino citizen not only from the City of Paranaque but the whole nation of the Republic of the Philippines.” The Vaccine Depot is strategically located near the NAIA airport for fast and easy transfer of vaccines to and from the airport.
Congressman Olivarez, on the other hand, acknowledged the contribution of the company in building a vaccine warehouse capable of storing all types of vaccines sufficient to inoculate every citizens residing in the country. The cold storage warehouse has storage rooms holding different temperature ranges from +2°C to +8°C and +15°C to +25°C. Royal Cargo also owns Ultra-Low Temperature Freezers (ULT) that can accommodate vaccines with -20°C and -50°C to -80°C temperature requirements. The Vaccine Depot is capable of storing all types of Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) approved COVID-19 vaccines in the Philippines.
Royal Cargo also boasts of its complete fleet of reefer trucks and dry vans complemented by thermal boxes with temperature recording devices for a safe, secure, and on-time delivery of vaccines in any part of the country. Security features are also available, including a 200% power contingency, 24/7 security and CCTV systems, and temperature monitoring and GPS tracking system.