CEVA airlifts supplies for Ebola response
CEVA Logistics – one of the world's leading supply chain management companies – airlifted more than 70 t of urgent supplies to Monrovia (Liberia) on 10 October to assist in the ongoing efforts to combat the local Ebola outbreak.
The airlift was chartered by the US Agency for International Development, the lead government agency coordinating the United States' Ebola response efforts that has been working to expand the pipeline of medical equipment and supplies to the region. The shipment consisted of infrared thermometers, disinfectant backpack sprayers, tents and plastic fencing to be used in the construction of Ebola treatment units. The supplies were sourced by USAID from multiple locations around the world and delivered to CEVA Charter Services at Liege Airport (LGG) in Belgium. There CEVA loaded the cargo onto a Global Africa Cargo MD-11 freighter aircraft for a direct flight to the Liberian capital of Monrovia.