Freight and logistics companies are playing their part in shipping vital supplies to West Africa to help fight the Ebola outbreak. One company has airfreighted more than 70 tonnes of urgent supplies to Monrovia, Liberia to help combat the spread of the outbreak. The airlift was chartered by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), which is the lead government agency coordinating the country’s efforts. The cargo included infrared thermometers, disinfectant backpack sprayers, tents, and plastic fencing to be used in the construction of Ebola treatment units.
The supplies were sourced by USAID from multiple locations around the world and delivered to Liege Airport (LGG) in Belgium. There,the cargo was loaded onto a Global Africa Cargo MD-11 freighter aircraft for a direct flight to the Liberian capital of Monrovia.