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Ceva Logistics tackles coronavirus challenges

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Ceva Logistics has delivered significant additional volumes of freight deployed by air, air charter, ocean freight, ground transport and rail freight, ensuring that shipments can be delivered despite the operational challenges created by the global coronavirus pandemic.

CEVA Logistics says that in North America, the company 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 freight management team in the US has leveraged its expertise in expedited ground, critical airfreight and final mile deliveries to ensure the shipments reach hospitals and laboratories across the country in areas such as New Jersey, Seattle and Chicago.

In Spain, the logistics provider says it took charge of the import process, customs clearance and delivery of an airfreight shipment for Huawei’s donation of one million masks to the Spanish health service.

UK operations

The company says demand in the UK for personal protection equipment supplies for frontline healthcare workers is growing exponentially.

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.

The 3D printers are due to start making protection visors this week, and the company says it will manage the infrastructure and logistics for the project. The company also continues to supply community services such as deliveries of hundreds of vital parcels a day to supermarkets, hospitals and pharmacies, and maintains advanced stock at wholesalers to anticipate all scenarios.

“Keeping frontline services operating in this global time of crisis is our duty and a team challenge between CEVA Logistics and its partners,” Ceva Logistics chief executive officer Mathieu Friedberg said.

“As customers and patients are relying on us more than ever, we remain committed to ensure supply chain continuity to the highest possible standards.”

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