Commerical Air Cancellations Quarantine Ebola Supplies

Supply Chain @ MIT

Normally this means airport-to-airport delivery within three to five days with UPS acting as a “freight forwarder” to transport the goods using space available on commercial (passenger) airlines or dedicated cargo flights to the destination. By consolidating cargo from various shippers, freight forwarders reduce the cost of air shipment significantly from express services, which is important when shipping multiple pallets.

Viral Reaction: Zika and the Supply Chain


African Minerals Limited in Sierra Leone had to stop operating as there is an insufficient number of working capital. Countries like Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, with major commodities like aluminum and iron ores, and rubber products, were isolated from the rest of the world as all commodity access points (sea, air and ground) have to undergo stringent measures that has lead to costly delays.