COVID-19: Logistics cautiously continues operations
The industry is committed to business-as-usual but ready to adapt
Logistics companies are continuing their operations despite the COVID-19 outbreak in Europe. ‘We are following the recommendations from health authorities about what to do.’ FM Logistic, the French based 3PL, told The Logistics Point.
The company is taking preventive measures to try and minimise the risk of contamination to its employees. Some of them include reminding everyone of hygiene recommendations, travel restrictions and localised home office arrangements. ‘We are also encouraging our employees to take any signs of illness seriously and to seek medical attention if needed,’ says Cyrille Gibot, FM Logistic External Communication Manager.
DP World said they are carefully considering whether travels to affected areas are important. A spokesperson from DP World said: "The safety and well-being of our employees and customers is DP World's top priority. DP World is following guidance to prevent the spread of Covid-19 issued by the World Health Organisation and local port authorities at our operations around the world.
It is still too early to say what the impact of COVID-19 will be. FM Logistic serves many customers in the FMCG, food and cosmetics industries. They say they are committed to supporting customers and making sure deliveries are available. The company continues to operate in the lockdown region in Italy. Authorities there have asked companies to issue letters to employees that they need to attend work.