SAHCO handles first batch of Covid-19 vaccines …boosts equipment fleet 

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SAHCO handles first batch of Covid-19 vaccines

…boosts equipment fleet 


The Skyway Aviation Handling Company (SAHCO) PLC said it has been entrusted with the responsibility of providing aviation Ground Handling for the Astraceneca vaccines at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, Nigeria to combat the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Vanessa Adetola Uansohia, Manager Corporate Communications, SAHCO stated this in a release on Wednesday.

The statement maintained that the First batch of the Vaccines which was received by the Nigerian Government was coordinated in a safe, efficient and seamless manner that the Ground Handler is known for.

SAHCO added that its presence in all the commercially operated airports in Nigeria would make distribution of the vaccines effective and timely.

SAHCO stated further that it had well trained staff with CEIV Certifications which qualifies SAHCO for handling of pharmaceuticals and fitted with well-conditioned warehouse storage facilitiesthat can be  regulated to meet the specific  needs of  any pharmaceuticals,  making SAHCO the preferred choice for handling the much-needed vaccines.

Part of the statement read, “It is also important to note that SAHCO is equipped with cold rooms and freezers that isfitted with the latest technology of handling  temperate sensitive  Cargo devices  that adapts to the required temperature of any shipment.

“These devices also known as Data Loggers are fitted with unique feature of the whole space, these temperatures are then closely  monitored by SAHCO’s highly  trained staff to identify any  anomalies.

“The freezers which are below zero are adequate to handle the Covid-19 vaccines with hugecapacities and any other temperature sensitive shipment.In addition,

“SAHCO provides effective transit Ground Handling Services to client airlines through the company’s ultra-modern transit warehouse which is also equipped with an effective cold-room that regulates perishables at their required specified temperature to avoid denaturing.

“In a related development, SAHCO has acquired a new fleet of Sherpa tractors to boost its Ultra-modern  fleet of Ground Handling  Equipment so as to exceed  customers’ expectations.


“Sherpa tractor is a Goldhofer product that is headquartered in Germanyand reputed for producing quality and durable Ground Equipment Products. The Sherpa tractors which have reputation of providing reliable support for a wide range of tasks is manufactured to be rugged, eco-friendly.

“Similarly, animal lovers can now heave a sigh of relief as SAHCO has constructed a well-conditioned Animal Parlour for those who want to import or export animals through SAHCO warehouse in Lagos.

“The Animal Parlour is a well partitioned warehouse that is fitted with animal friendly temperature to prevent the animals from exhaustion before transition,” it explained.

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