Millions of masks from China to Atlanta
Geodis has transported 13 million masks from China to the USA on an AN-124. This PPE shipment, which arrived on 22 May 2020, is the largest delivered to Atlanta airport during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Randy Tucker, Geodis Americas president & CEO: "Our team at Geodis and our partners, including the Hartsfield – Jackson Atlanta International Airport, that helped make this happen so quickly are supply-chain heroes."
Experienced in this critical element of the global supply chain response to Covid-19, the global supply chain operator established an airbridge between China and France to transport PPE for the French Government as early as March. Involving multiple flights over the subsequent weeks, and employing two AN-124s, the consignments will consist of several hundred million masks. (ah)