Jaipur, 19th August, 2021.

It is a time for yet another ‘First’ by DTDC, India’s most preferred logistics company. DTDC successfully transported approx 39,000 doses of Covishield vaccines across India for a leading Bengaluru based hospital chain. DTDC leveraged its precision logistics solutions and wide reach to deliver the Covishield vaccine across five cities – Gurgaon, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Raipur and Jaipur in a time-bound operation.

The time and temperature-sensitive task was done using a unique packaging solution, with added features like Temperature monitoring, Control Tower enabled movement, Continuous alerts and notifications to clients and a pan-India delivery network ensuring the utmost security. The DTDC Transportation Control Tower, dedicated to this movement, ensured that end-to-end transportation was completed within 12 hours.

All along, DTDC has ensured top-tier standards of quality and best practices while ensuring timely transportation of the vaccines. DTDC carefully designed the Temperature Controlled Vaccine Transportation initiative to provide an end-to-end service. DTDC helped the hospital chain zero in on the appropriate packaging and supported them with complete knowledge of the thermal system. The entire movement was continuously monitored, and the temperature was recorded through a data logger, ensuring the client has full visibility of the temperature variation during the movement. 

The expert professional team of DTDC’s temperature-controlled vertical ensured the Covishield vaccine doses were preserved at the optimum temperature of 4-6-degree celsius throughout the transportation.   

At DTDC, we believe in constantly growing through identifying market requirements and innovating our services to bridge the gulf between demand and supply, keeping our core values of ‘customer-first’ throughout. During this pandemic, we have been able to perceive the need of the hour to customise our services and stand by our country during this crisis. We are hopeful that our Temperature Controlled Transportation will aid in rapidly reaching the Covishield vaccine to everyone,” said DTDC Express Ltd. Chairman and Managing Director Mr Subhasish Chakraborty.

DTDC is equipped to partner with business enterprises, healthcare service providers, pharma companies, hospitals, or other enterprises looking to ship cargo that needs temperature control and is time-sensitive.

DTDC has the precision capability to manage a temperature range from -80 degrees to +25 degrees celsius, coupled with speedy and effective transportation across India.

The Temperature Controlled Vaccine Transportation solution is supported by DTDC’s extensive footprint comprising 570 facilities, including 48 hubs, and its last-mile connectivity to the remotest corners with coverage of over 13,000 pincodes in India.

DTDC has come up with several other tailor-made logistics solutions for its clients to meet the specific needs that have come up in the ongoing Covid pandemic. In 2020, DTDC launched the MyDTDC app reaching people extensively and offering them various subsidized services.  It had also launched Smile Code Delivery, a zero-contact COVID-safe, real-time delivery process with two-factor authentication.