Safeguarding frontline workers

Digital Barriers launches remote fever scanning solution to help safeguard frontline workers Digital Barriers, a provider of edge-intelligent surveillance and security technologies, announced the release of a real-time remote fever scanning solution that adds remote monitoring to this capability. Fever scanning cameras help safeguard frontline workers against potential infection. The addition of Digital Barriers’ government-grade remote monitoring enables this to be carried out without the need for close human contact,

GEODIS air bridge from China to transport masks

GEODIS establishes air bridge from China to transport millions of masks during the Coronavirus epidemic. GEODIS has been commissioned by the French Government to organize the emergency supply of millions of masks from China to France. In order to respond to requests from the national authorities, GEODIS is planning 16 flights over the coming weeks, representing in volume terms approximately 2400 m3 of capacity weekly. If necessary, this schedule could

Swiss to offer up passenger aircraft for cargo flights

Swiss to offer up passenger aircraft for cargo flights Swiss WorldCargo, the air cargo division of SWISS, will operate cargo-only flights on some passenger aircraft beginning this week. Swiss WorldCargo is a belly carrier, transporting high-value and care-intensive goods on the existing SWISS passenger network. In these unprecedented times, the carrier is committed to continue maintaining global supply chains and delivering goods on behalf of its customers. This week, Swiss

U.S. Chamber supports call for study

U.S. Chamber supports call for study on medical supply chains Neil Bradley, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer, U.S. Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement supporting the call for a report on the security of the U.S. medical product supply chain: “The Chamber applauds Leader McConnell and other authors of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act for including a mandate for the National Academies to issue

Coronavirus to take £12.6bn out of UK retail

Coronavirus to take £12.6bn out of UK retail The impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) will wipe £12.6bn from retail sales this year, according to preliminary forecasts by GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. This is equivalent to more than Aldi’s total UK sales last year. Patrick O’Brien, UK Retail Research Director at GlobalData, comments: “While the food and grocery market will grow at 7.1% – the fastest rate for decades – this will

FTA: Deliveries in wake of Coronavirus

FTA responds to relaxation of delivery hours in wake of Coronavirus In response to the government’s announcement that it will work with local authorities to extend the hours in which deliveries can be made to ensure shops remain stocked with essential items amid stockpiling concerns, Natalie Chapman, Head of Urban Policy at FTA, comments: “The government’s announcement that it will work with local authorities to extend the hours in which

February US retail imports to see larger drop amid coronavirus

With coronavirus causing longer Lunar New Year shutdowns of factories in China, imports at major US retail container ports are expected to see a sharper-than-usual drop this month, according to the Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. “February is historically a slow month for imports because of Lunar New Year and the lull between retailers’ holiday season and summer, but this is

Coronavirus will hit airport retail worldwide, says GlobalData

Global airport retail sales are forecast to reach US$48.2bn in 2020, up 6.1% on 2019, according to GlobalData, a data and analytics company. However, the escalation of the severity of coronavirus could now have a detrimental impact on airport passenger numbers – causing concern for airport operators and retailers. Honor Strachan, Principal Analyst at GlobalData comments: “The prevention of travel for Chinese consumers will impact the performance of airport retail