This month saw the launch of ‘Mask Our Heroes’, a charity focused on raising funds to purchase PPE for the frontline. The founder, Matt McGahan, whose father was recently a victim of COVID-19, has stated he is determined to focus his attention on raising money to donate much needed critical PPE for the frontline staff in the NHS and any other role that requires protection from the virus.
Following the launch through several media channels, social media has been used to encourage the #upsidedownchallenge, asking people to post films or images of themselves upside down. With celebrities quickly jumping on board to endorse the charity, and many people already donating to the gofundme page, PPE is being donated by Mask Our Heroes and hand delivered across the UK.
At this challenging time Ligentia has found many ways to support organisations looking to import PPE products and we are proud to partner with Mask Our Heroes as the charity’s Logistics Partner. Ligentia will provide all supply chain services to move goods into the UK in support of Mask Our Heroes.
Lee Alderman-Davis, Global Product and Development Director at Ligentia commented; “We are delighted to play a role in such a worthy and inspired initiative. Given the time-critical nature of PPE, our focus is to find the fastest solutions that will ensure the goods are delivered to the frontline as quickly as possible.
Click here to visit the Mask Our Heroes GoFundMe page.
The team at Ligentia have already provided free storage options to many organisations to help manage increased inventory in China. Now they have stepped up again, offering logistic support to an organisation that has designed and built new personal protective equipment (PPE).
Following discussions last week with Shield Aerosol, Ligentia will be moving the first shipment into the UK of their new DR’s INK Shield free of charge.
The disposable Resuscitation, Intubation and Nebulisation Kit Shield – or DRs INK Shield – is a compact device to cover the patient’s head, neck and shoulder area while treatments for COVID-19 are administered.
Created as a protective barrier between patients and healthcare professionals, the shield has been designed by experts at the University of Birmingham. The project, which has rapidly moved from conception through to product development, will offer an additional form of PPE that can be quickly assembled during emergency situations.
Dan Gill, Group CCO stated; “I believe that at this difficult time we all have a responsibility to support each other to the best of our ability. When Ligentia was approached by Shield Aerosol to transport the new DRs INK Shields, the decision was very easy in offering them a free service to support their first shipment arriving this week.”
The next stage of the project will see the team deploy the solution as quickly as possible to the front-line of COVID-19 care and Ligentia has been quick to respond to their supply chain requirements.
To help fund the initiative and provide shields directly to the NHS click here – go fund me page
At Ligentia, we are used to managing international supply chains for retailers, consumer brands and large industrial companies. We are also used to working at short notice, and establishing networks from scratch, with connected communications, central planning, and communication lines.
As a consequence, and in response to the current environment, Ligentia have today officially launched our dedicated COVID-19 Global Response team dedicated solely to the handling of time critical and very often complex COVID-19 related pricing and shipment requests.
Our dedicated global team comprises of selected Ligentia experts in each region, well versed in handling shipments of an urgent, sensitive and complex nature and ideally suited in responding to the current logistical demands on customer supply chains across all sectors which we see presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.
To date we have supported the movement of the following products resulting from the urgent demand presented by COVID19;
- PPE for the medical and private sector
- Medical devices
- Sanitary products
- Non-medical supplies for hospitals
- Recreational games, toys and equipment for retail
- Office & school stationery
Our focused global team will be on hand and available 24/7, operating via our newly launched Customer Hub and through a single global email address dedicated to COVID-19 related enquiries covering pricing and shipment requests.
Benefiting from the functionalities of the Customer Hub, we will also able to be receive and respond to requests via WhatsApp, WeChat, Live Chat and our Customer Request Form.
The core services offered by the team are as below;
- Airfreight – all modes from priority to deferred transits and including full aircraft charters
- FCL & LCL
- Origin and destination storage with 4 weeks free storage being offered currently at our CFS sites in China
- Visibility and control of shipments via our in house supply chain management system, Ligentix
To contact the Ligentia COVID19 Response Team today, please click here or email firstname.lastname@example.org