This cargo placed in the warehouses of the transport and logistics center "Minsk-Beltamozhservice-2" in a separate refrigerator with a temperature of 4 degrees Celsius. In total 29 pallets are stored. The cargo included 500 thousand doses, which the Chinese side provided Belarus as friendly humanitarian aid, as well as 1 million doses as part of the purchase.
The past year has set the logistics industry an unprecedented challenge. Already today, it is necessary to provide the world with a vaccine against COVID-19. This is about 10 billion doses, which should be scattered across different countries in the next year or two. Considering that, the vaccine is administered twice, one can imagine the scale of the performed operation.
Vaccine production will grow rapidly and vaccine transportation will become an urgent task around the world.
The difficulty of this task lies not only in the fact that the volume of transportation is large, but also in the fact that some vaccines require careful observance of the temperature regime during storage and transportation, namely, being in special conditions, at low and even ultra-low temperatures.
RUE "Beltamozhservice" has all the necessary tools to comply with these conditions. The enterprise, as a leading logistics operator in the Republic of Belarus, was one of the first in the country to get a confirmation of the compliance of its warehouse complexes with high international standards. We are ready to provide services for the storage and processing of medicines, including those requiring certain temperature regimes.
The Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus issued the conclusion in accordance with the Rules of proper Distribution Practice within the framework of the Eurasian Economic Union. This conclusion confirms that, based on the information obtained during the inspection of the Minsk branch of RUE “Beltamozhservice” conducted by the State Pharmaceutical Supervision in the Sphere of Medicines Circulation, 29 March 2021, the storage and warehousing of goods (medicines) complies with the Rules of Good Distribution Practice within the Eurasian Economic Union.
Temporary storage warehouse (SVH No. SV-0604/000256) TLC "Minsk-Beltamozhservice-2" includes refrigerating chambers with a total area of 180 m2 with a maintained temperature regime of +2 - +8, the possibility of floor and rack storage over 600 m2. The total warehouse area of the Minsk-Beltamozhservice-2 TLC is 19,000 m2.
A similar conclusion is planning to obtain with regard to the warehouse space of the TLC "Mogilev - Beltamozhservice", TLC "Brest-Beltamozhservice-2" and the TLC "Gomel - Beltamozhservice".
For reference: Good Distribution Practice (GDP) is a quality assurance system for warehouse enterprises in the field of drug circulation.
Internationally accepted GDP regulations require distributors of pharmaceutical products to comply with these standards. The implementation of GDP rules ensures that consistent quality management systems are in place throughout the supply chain: from the delivery of raw materials to manufacturing plants to the shipment of finished products to end users. It is based on the approaches and principles of Good Distribution Practice adopted in the EU and recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Maintaining product safety and quality during storage and handling is critical in the pharmaceutical industry.