Partnership Keeps Coronavirus Supplies And Cargo Moving At CAE

September 16, 2020

source: Greenville Business Magazine

While passenger travel has declined considerably at South Carolina airports due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, the moving of equipment, materials, supplies and other freight to all parts of the world has continued almost unhampered at Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE) – thanks to a collaboration between the airport, Nephron Pharmaceuticals and United Parcel Service (UPS).

Shortly after the worldwide illness hit South Carolina in March 2020, the three groups teamed to ship vital medical supplies to patients and Covid-19 hot spots around the country.

Nephron, for example, based in Columbia, S.C., has added hand sanitizer and drugs for respiratory inhalation therapy to its existing production portfolio. In March, the company shipped over 25,000 pieces – plus 143 million doses of nebulizer solution – out of CAE to hundreds of hospitals across the U.S. And since April, the company has increased these shipments to more than 30,000 pieces and 85 million nebulizers each month.

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