Right now, drivers from BHS Logistics are driving around the Danish roads with very valuable loads. The transport company headquartered in Rønne on Bornholm has been selected to transport the Covid-19 vaccines from Pfizer/Biontech, Moderna and AstraZeneca to the Danish regions, and during 2021 BHS Logistics will distribute the millions of vaccine doses that arrive in Denmark and which must go out as quickly as possible to the Danes.
“Back in 2018, we took over responsibility for the shipping of the country’s vaccines through our great collaboration with the National Serum Institute. In 2020, we were also selected to transport the Covid-19 samples from the test centres throughout Denmark, and now we are also transporting the Covid-19 vaccines around the country. We see the distribution of the vaccines as an important societal task, and we are only happy to be able to help and take responsibility in these difficult times,” says Morten Studsgaard, CEO of BHS Logistics.
A natural choice
In 2020, BHS Logistics delivered 1.6 million doses of influenza vaccine and collected 60-70,000 samples from the country’s test centres around the clock. The delivery of the Covid-19 vaccines from Pfizer/Biontech, Moderna and AstraZeneca in 2021 will run into millions of doses that must be transported from SSI and out to the Danes as soon as possible.
“These are tasks we have been prepared for in advance thanks to our already large investments in the pharma area. We have therefore been able to quickly incorporate the task into our workflows, because both our employees and equipment were ready for the task, and all our employees have made a special effort to make it a success,” says Morten Studsgaard.
In addition to the actual transport of the vaccines, BHS Logistics has also acted as SSI’s sounding board by advising on the distribution process.
“We are really pleased with the important and professional collaboration that has existed between SSI and BHS Logistics for several years. It was therefore a natural choice to make use of our current agreement for SSI’s distribution of Covid-19 vaccines. This task is carried out with great professionalism, responsibility and flexibility,” says Charlott Brygger Røgild, Acting Purchasing Director at SSI and continues:
“BHS Logistics knows that the handling and distribution of the very important Covid-19 vaccines must be done in a responsible manner and in accordance with all regulations, which is why we are confident that the Covid-19 vaccines will reach the reception points safely.”
Transport at low temperatures
Both the Pfizer/Biontech vaccine and the Moderna vaccine must be stored at low temperatures, which places great demands on transport. At the same time, safety must be top notch when such valuable transport is to travel around the country, and BHS Logistics has many years of experience in this.
“We place great demands on both safety and technology when transporting medicines and vaccines, and the Covid-19 vaccine is no exception. We have several temperature sensors in our transports, and we log the temperature at short intervals. We have drivers and freight forwarders who have extensive experience with the task, and then we have a control tower that is at work every minute of the day and every day of the year,” explains Morten Studsgaard.
BHS Logistics also conducts ongoing risk assessments and trains its staff in Good Distribution Practice. For many years, BHS Logistics has specialised in pharma transport, and the company therefore has a complete transport concept for medicines and vaccines. But the company also has other core products and has extensive experience with transporting both traditional goods and special goods, and shipping and logistics tasks both at home and abroad.
About BHS Logistics
BHS Logistics is a Danish transport company that specialises in pharma transport, and which has extensive experience in transporting traditional goods and special goods, and shipping and logistics tasks. BHS Logistics was established in 1946 on Bornholm, and thus has 75 years of experience from the transport world. The company is family-owned by the Studsgaard family and is headquartered on Bornholm. BHS Logistics also has branches in Copenhagen, Aarhus and Odense and currently employs approximately 300 employees.
Jesper Kofod Andreasen