Vaccine opportunity boosted as China plans cold-chain link to ship to Africa

Opportunities for African countries to access COVID-19 has gained more boost as China prepares to supply its coronavirus vaccines to Africa using Addis Ababa as the logistics base and Egypt and Morocco as manufacturing hub. The logistics network built by China, one of Nigeria’s top trade partners includes a cold-chain air bridge from Shenzhen to Ethiopia. Earlier in December, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba’s logistics arm Cainiao Global said it had established the country’s first cross-border cold-chain route with Ethiopian Airlines, ready for the shipment of Covid-19 vaccines and other drug…

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