Airport cargo shipments up
Commercial air travel world-wide has significantly declined, but not in Lexington County.
Columbia Metropolitan Airport’s cargo shipments have seen a steady uptick thanks in part to Nephron Pharmaceuticals and UPS.
West Columbia-based Nephron Pharmaceuticals added hand sanitizer, drugs for respiratory inhalation therapy and nebulizers to their existing production portfolio. Last month, Nephron shipped over 25,000 pieces out of CAE to hundreds of hospitals across the nation.
Nephron will launch a new product in September and is slated for 200,000 montly shipments out of CAE
UPS has increased the number of company-owned and chartered air freighter flights by more than 185 in response to customer orders.
The company is flexing capacity to meet soaring customer demand to ship test kits, personal protective equipment and other supplies necessary to the global Coronavirus response effort.