Wiseway Logistics have gained approval for mercy-dash to Wuhan
19 Feb 2020


Following a collaboration of minds and effort from the Australian-Chinese business community, Australian Cross Border air freight company, Wiseway Logistics (Wiseway), has received permission from the Chinese Government to charter the first freighter flight directly to Wuhan to deliver much-needed humanitarian aid.


Florence Lee, the Managing Director of Wiseway, said: “We are asking Australian manufacturers to donate any products which may be helpful to assist in fighting the outbreak. There has been a ground-swell of support from the corporations and the community groups making donations to send directly to the centre of the outbreak and support Coronavirus relief efforts.


For Wiseway, this is an inaugural chartered flight to deliver cargo and it is a first direct flight from Sydney to Wuhan, since the virus outbreak.


"The donations include much-needed protective clothing for healthcare professionals, including surgical and N95 masks, along with medical equipment, decontamination products and medications. We are very pleased that we can send the first freighter aircraft out between Saturday, 22 February to Tuesday, 25 February depending on the time slot allocation from Sydney airport,” said Ms Lee.


The mercy-dash will have a strict two-hour turnaround in Sydney airport.


In the interest of safety, the pilots conducting the flight will not leave the aircraft, and the flight will carry no passengers. Freight will be unloaded in Wuhan by personnel from humanitarian groups who will meet the flight at the airport.


Call-out for more corporate donations


Ms Lee said, “This Monday we collected 25 tonnes of goods but have capacity for 100 tonnes. We will facilitate and welcome more donations.”


What to donate


  • Personal protective clothing and equipment (surgical masks, N95 respirator masks, gloves, gowns, goggles)


  • Non-perishable foods (wellbeing improvement products, health supplements, powdered milk)


ASX-listed Wiseway is the number one freight company operating between Australia and China and has the logistical capability to manage the delivery from donors to the frontline. All costs associated with the flight are being covered by Wiseway as part of their contribution to the global fight against the Covid-19 virus outbreak.




Wuhan is home to 11 million residents and has been in "lock down" since January 23, which has greatly restricted the flow of essential supplies into the city. Estimates are that 200,000 frontline healthcare workers are currently at risk in China due to inadequate protective clothing, with more than 1,700 infections and six deaths reported among healthcare workers.


To donate:


Donations can be made by 21 February 2020 (12 o’clock midday) via the following collection points at Wiseway’s warehouses:


Sydney: 9-15 Alfred Rd, Chipping Norton NSW 2170 + 61 2 9725 6688


Melbourne: 85 Northgate Dr, Thomastown VIC 3074 + 61 3 9464 1888


Adelaide: 22-26 Alfred Ave, Beverley SA 5009 +61 8 8268 2888


Brisbane: 30 Woomera Pl, Archerfield QLD 4108 + 61 7 3277 6888 Perth: 9 Ferguson St, Kewdale WA 6105 + 61 8 9353 5688


Auckland, New Zealand: Auckland Airport, 74 Richard Pearse Dr, Airport Oaks AK 2022 +64 9 256 1888


For further information, please contact: Florence Lee Managing Director P: + 61 2 9790 7888 E:


For media enquiries, please contact: Kate Maher Symbol Strategic Communications P: +61 2 8011 0592 or +61 405 778 205


Source: Official website of Australia China Business Council