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MetroPac Movers handles transport, storage of first Sinovac vaccines

  • MetroPac Movers, Inc. (MMI) handled the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines that recently arrived in the country from China
  • The 600,000 vaccine vials arrived on February 28 and were transported to MMI’s facility in Marikina
  • MMI is expanding its cold storage capabilities with construction of its Sta. Rosa hub, which will have 17,500 refrigerated pallet positions for low temperature requirements, co-located with ambient storage facilities with 41,000 pallet positions

MetroPac Movers, Inc. (MMI) handled the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines that recently arrived in the Philippines from China.

Donated by China’s Sinovac Biotech Ltd., the first batch of 600,000 vaccine vials, which arrived on February 28, was transported to MMI’s facility in Marikina.

A long-time warehousing partner of the Department of Health (DOH), MMI is compliant with government protocols on the storage of temperature-controlled pharmaceutical products, the company said in a statement.

Its Marikina facility is a 3.2-hectare warehouse compound with chiller rooms that can handle temperatures as low as 2°C.

Before the arrival of the Sinovac vaccines, MMI and DOH signed off on a manual of procedures on vaccine handling, and conducted simulation training with key employees from DOH, Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, Food and Drug Administration, and United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund.

MMI said it is expanding its cold storage capabilities with the construction of its Sta. Rosa hub, which will have 17,500 refrigerated pallet positions for temperature requirements as low as -25°C, co-located with ambient storage facilities with 41,000 pallet positions. MMI early last year announced that construction of the Sta. Rosa hub had started.

“This latest MMI hub will lead the Philippines’ logistics industry in addressing customer pain points, with systems and designs that will ensure faster truck turnaround times, best-in-class inventory control and data transparency, leading product security, and an assurance of business continuity and sustainability,” MMI said.

MMI is the logistics arm of Metro Pacific Investments Corp.

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