Medical companies and shippers in Canada are racing to transport time-sensitive radiochemical materials used to treat cancer, as a pandemic-induced drop in passenger flights has narrowed transportation options and created cargo delays.
Half of air cargo normally travels in the belly of passenger jets rather than in dedicated freighters. But flight cancellations as traffic has plummeted during the pandemic have left some companies scrambling to ship treatments that decay over time, pushing up overall transportation costs.
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Source: CTV News