Despite the global cargo capacity crunches in both air and ocean freight, Davies Turner’s Chairman, Philip Stephenson confirmed that the group’s surface freight subsidiary continues to operate services and keep logistics operations as near to normal as possible.
In the face of the disruption caused by the COVID-19 virus, and given the fact that the regional trade restrictions and freight capacity are under pressure, Davies Turner said it is implementing new solutions; these include recommending direct Express China Rail Service, offering a door-to-door transit time of between 20 and 24 days. According to the group, this is the only direct rail service for groupage as well as full loads into the UK. Davies Turner anticipates the arrival of the first container into our Dartford hub in early April.
Stephenson added: “We are also reconfiguring some of our logistics warehouses to increase capacity and make available a greater number of pallet positions for customers with stock that has been imported, but is not required by end-users at the moment. This is replicated in varying degrees at the company’s other main hubs across the country.”
Davies Turner is a member of the Pall-Ex network since 2005, covering Dartford and adjacent postcodes in Kent as well as south-east London, putting its domestic distribution fleet at the government’s disposal for the express distribution of critical emergency, medical and food supplies, already handling products such as medicines, hospital equipment and testing kits.
The company said it foresees more future innovations to come in order to help clients with the management of their supply chains in combatting COVID-19 whilst maintaining preparedness for Brexit.
Source: Davies Turner
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