Facing the spread of the Novel Coronavirus, FedEx Express is using their extensive global network and logistics resources to provide rapid transportation services for medical supplies destined to Wuhan by working with related organizations, partners and customers.
As part of these efforts, in the early morning of January 26th and 27th,2020, FedEx transported the first batch of medical supplies from the U.S. and Japan for their customers to the Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport. These medical supplies include the N95 masks, medical gloves, plastic goggles, disinfectant wipes and antibiotic. With the support from Guangzhou Baiyun Airport Customs, FedEx swiftly completed the clearance of the shipments. China Post delivered these shipments to Wuhan on January 27th, 2020.
China Post donated their transportation and delivery services of epidemic prevention supplies to the organizations in Wuhan area designated by the Wuhan government. It is the first batch of medical supplies that FedEx has shipped through the distribution channels of China Post.
FedEx Express will also ship more than 200,000 surgical masks and personal protective equipment such as gowns and gloves from the U.S. to their Asia Pacific Hub in Guangzhou, China to assist the humanitarian work of Direct Relief. FedEx is working closely with China Post, which is coordinating the movement of the supplies from Guangzhou into Wuhan, in order to deliver the relief as quickly as possible.
Since January 25th, 2020, FedEx has been assisting Medtronic in providing China’s medical organizations with medical equipment including the Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenator (ECMO), medical ventilators and patient monitors. The first batch of shipments of over 600 pieces of medical equipment and components has been transported quickly and safely to different locations from FedEx warehouse in Shanghai. Now, the equipment has already been used to treat patients infected by the coronavirus.