DB Schenker recently transported Coronavirus test kits on behalf of Korean pharmaceutical manufacturer SD Biosensor. The kits were transported by air freight to countries where the number of people infected with COVID-19 is particularly high, in order to quickly determine whether a person is infected or not. Despite the many flight cancellations, our Korean team was able to support SD Biosensor by shipping diagnostic kits to various destinations worldwide at short notice.
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.
The Coronavirus pandemic has hit global supply chains with full force. Due to changing consumer behavior, stranded shipping containers are piling up in seaports with goods that can no longer be sold due to changing consumer behavior. In addition, growing consumer demand for certain goods, for example in the food or health sector, has led to an increase in production. This has two consequences: Currently unsaleable items need to be stored temporarily and companies are having to build up safety stocks to avoid interruptions in supply.