Logistics: an asset for Belgium
While Belgium is participating at its level in the production of vaccines or its adjuvants, it also has an important role to play in logistics.
Belgium, located in the heart of Europe, is also known for its logistics capacities. So in the race to combat COVID-19, it can also play a major role in the delivery of the vaccine. And it already has expertise in transporting pharmaceuticals, as one in six medicines exported from Europe leaves from Belgium.
The major airports in Brussels and Liège are actively preparing for the delicate and complex transportation of vaccines. The port of Antwerp also plays an important role. It was the first port in the world for the distribution of pharmaceutical products to rigorously follow the standards established by the European GDP (Good Distribution Practice) directives at all levels of the chain. Its 63,000 m² of warehouses that comply with these rules, 8,000 outlets for refrigerated containers and its links with more than 1,000 destinations around the world make the port of Antwerp an important player in the distribution of future vaccines.
So Belgium is also getting ready in the area of logistics.