COVID-19: Agility offers a helping hand in delivering MRI Machines to Malé, Maldives

Agility, a leading global logistics provider on Wednesday partnered with Chapman Freeborn Airchartering to deliver CT (Computed tomography)scan and MRI(Magnetic Resonance Imaging) machines to Malé, capital of the Maldives.

Despite the unavailability of flights and space due to the pandemic, Agility airlifted more than 287 pieces from USA, China, France, Japan and India into Dubai.

“From the countries of origin, to the consolidation point in Dubai and to the final destination in Male, we were pleased to have such talented people working on this global project. We knew how vitally important this equipment is to the health of the people in the Maldives. We thank our Agility Dubai team and our trusted global partner, Chapman Freeborn, for expertly handling all challenges that arose. The timely execution of this shipment is another example of Agility’s commitment towards patient safety.”

~Satish Lakkaraju, Chief Commercial Officer of Agility India

The company with Chapman Freeborn chartered a B747 freighter from Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai, which provided significant cost savings compared with alternatives such as the Antonov An124 or the smaller Ilyushin Il-76 aircraft, which would have required three separate flights.

“Once again we’re very proud to have successfully executed another charter flight to Maldives on behalf of Agility. Transporting this type of medical equipment on short notice requires careful planning and close attention to detail. Our strength is the global aviation professionals working with Agility and Chapman Freeborn. We want to thank our partners and colleagues Afsar Ali and Ayshil Chandra for their valuable support.”

~Vikas Chaturvedi, Chapman Freeborn’s Dubai Commercial Manager-Cargo

The Ministry of Health in Maldives ordered approximately 41 tons of cargo consisting of MRI, CT scan machines and other health equipment for distribution to four different hospitals across the chain of islands and atolls that make up the nation.

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