P&O Ferries has strengthened its freight operations on the Calais-Dover crossing to maintain the flow of goods during the COVID-19 crisis. The company’s workforce in the Port of Calais are taking on new roles in freight handling to keep food, medicines and other goods flowing. The check-in and loading process has also been modified to avoid direct contact and cleaning protocols have been intensified on ships, which have switched from air-conditioning to fresh air. P&O Ferries chief executive Janette Bell […]
The need for drivers to undergo HGV driver medicals is to be suspended – possibly for a year – as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, according to a letter sent by MP Robert Buckland to a constituent.
The need for reduced handling during the Covid-19 crisis at a time when fewer people have been in their places of work has also given some operations an opportunity to experiment with limited autonomous delivery projects, although not in the UK.
Davies Turner has donated 25 pallets of Hunter Boot’s women’s wellingtons to the London Ambulance Service to help protect staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.