High-Speed Delivery of Medical Supplies
When Baden-Württemberg and the Free State of Saxony needed help managing the impacts of the coronavirus crisis, they turned to the business community for help.
Working with Porsche, DB Schenker, and Lufthansa Cargo, these German state governments are making sure three million face masks, 130,000 pairs of safety glasses, and 60,000 protective suits were delivered to the people who need them most.
A Close Partnership
Since April 9th, up to six aircraft per week have been flying from China to Baden-Württemberg and the Free State of Saxony. Working together,
DB Schenker, Lufthansa Cargo, and Porsche are ensuring problem-free transport of protective masks, goggles, and protective suits from Shanghai to Germany.
Helping to Protect Millions of People
Since the initiative launched, several million protective items that range from face masks of different protection classes, to protective suits, to protective goggles have arrived at DB Schenker’s Stuttgart warehouse. By late-May, enough protective materials to fill 50 passenger planes will have been delivered to its destinations.
This is not only a relief for the two German governments, but also a true show of unity in a nation that’s been heavily impacted by the coronavirus. “The commitment of the companies involved is fantastic,” said Michael Kretschmer, Minister-President of the Free State of Saxony. “This joint resolute action is making a crucial contribution to ensuring that the situation relating to provision of medical protective equipment will continue to improve in Saxony over the coming days and weeks.”
Six weekly flights from China to Germany • Volume of up to 50 passenger aircraft in total • First shipments have arrived in Baden-Württemberg and Saxony • Millions of protective items like masks, goggles and suitsAirlift for medical protective equipment: Porsche and DB Schenker support state governments Read more