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Much needed PPE, personal protective equipment on the way to Denmark

This morning one of the world’s largest cargo planes landed with 1,000,000 facemasks and 20 ventilators for the Danish hospitals and medical system.

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By Bente D. Knudsen

In a unique cooperation, the Danish company Maersk has used all of its logistic and other business connections in China to be able to help supply the Danish hospital sector and medical staff with the much-needed PPE (personal protective equipment) as well as ventilators for patients in intensive care units. The 20 ventilators add to the already 950 available in Danish hospitals.

The second, of a total of 24 shipments planned so far, arrived at Copenhagen Airport this morning. The equipment will be taken to the stocks of Region Hovedstaden and from there be distributed to the four other regions in Denmark.

This morning 1,000,000 face masks and other protective equipment arrived, adding to the 100,000 visors and 20 respirators which arrived on 5 April.

The second delivery brought a 70-meter-long Antonov AN-124 cargo flight, one of the world’s largest cargo planes to Denmark.

The cooperation between the A.P Møller Foundation and the Danish Regions, named Maersk Bridge, is funded with DKK 20 million by the foundation and DKK 15 million by the Danish Regions.

CEO of A.P.M Holding (they own a majority share in the shipping and transport company Maersk), Robert M. Uggla, says in a press release that he is pleased with this opportunity to use the Maersk network and its distribution and transport competences to help bring about the much needed equipment .

“I have the greatest respect for the work done by the hospitals and when we heard that the medical staff and others working in the hospital sector were running out of personal protective equipment, we felt that we had to do our utmost to use our extensive business network and our purchasing and distribution knowledge to help provide solutions.”

The world’s largest shipping company by market share, Maersk, has been present in China since 1923 and has extensive business connections within the country.

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In this video by DR1, you can see the huge airplane land at Kastrup Airport, Copenhagen.