Covid-19 national resouces database launched for logistics industry

The Covid-19 National Logistics Forum has been established to highlight companies which have spare capacity, in terms of providing drivers, expertise, vehicles and warehousing

The Covid-19 National Logistics Forum is calling for cross sector collaboration to ensure that Ireland is equipped to respond to the coronavirus crisis

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28 April 2020 | 0

A new national logistics database has been launched to support the maintenance of Ireland’s supply chain. The Covid-19 National Logistics Forum highlights companies which have spare capacity, in terms of providing drivers, expertise, vehicles and warehousing. It then aims to match these companies up with those who are in need of extra resources.

The initiative was launched by the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (CILT), with the aim of delivering cross sector collaboration to ensure that Ireland is equipped to respond to the coronavirus crisis. 

If you have spare logistics capacity and would like to help those in need, please click here to complete the form displayed.

The initiative began on 16 April 2020, when the inaugural meeting of the Covid-19 National Logistics Forum was held. The forum is comprised of representatives of both government departments and industry. At the first meeting, it was clear that in some parts of the logistics industry there is spare capacity, whilst in others, there is a need for this capacity to keep the supply lines open.

As a result, a database was created to advertise what capacity is available. This will subsequently result in spare capacity being utilised and Ireland’s supply lines kept open.

If you wish to contact the Covid-19 National Logistics Forum, the contact email is nationallogisticsforum@cilt.ie.

The CILT is also offering free membership to those who have lost their job in the transport and logistic sectors.

“We are a strong and diverse community who support each other when needed, so now we want to offer a helping hand,” said Mick Curran, CEO of the CILT.

 

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