Marseille, France, 31 March, 2020 – As a key part of its innovative service initiatives to help customers through the COVID-19 crisis, CEVA Logistics has already delivered significant additional volumes on behalf of numerous customers around the world. Air, air charter, ocean freight, ground transport and rail freight have all been deployed to ensure that shipments can be delivered in spite of the operational challenges created by the global pandemic.
In North America, CEVA Logistics is handling the distribution for one of the medical technology companies appointed by the US Government to manufacture and supply COVID-19 test kits. The CEVA Logistics US freight management team has leveraged its wide expertise in expedited ground, critical airfreight and final mile deliveries to ensure these vital shipments reach hot spots at hospitals and laboratories across the country. This has included areas such as New Jersey, Seattle and Chicago.
CEVA took charge of the Import process, Customs clearance and delivery of the important airfreight shipment for Huawei’s donation of one million masks to the Spanish health service. CEVA staff, Huawei’s Spanish team and the airport authority in Madrid collaborated throughout the operation to ensure the masks reached the distribution points the same day the shipment landed.
Demand for PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) supplies for frontline healthcare workers is growing exponentially. In response to this, CEVA Logistics is working in conjunction with iMakrstudio and Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital Trust, building a server farm at a secure location in south-east England which will host 200-250 3D printers. This week the 3D printers will start making protection visors, and CEVA will manage the infrastructure and logistics which includes assembly of the visors, ready to despatch and deliver to hospitals across the region.
CEVA Logistics continues to supply essential services for the community, guaranteeing deliveries of hundreds of vital parcels a day to supermarkets, hospitals and pharmacies. The company is also maintaining advanced stock at wholesalers to anticipate all scenarios.
Mathieu Friedberg, Chief Executive Officer – CEVA Logistics, says: “Keeping frontline services operating in this global time of crisis is our duty and a team challenge between CEVA Logistics and its partners. As customers and patients are relying on us more than ever, we remain committed to ensure supply chain continuity to the highest possible standards.”