Great Dunmow logistics company Containerlift plays crucial role in supporting the NHS during coronavirus pandemic
A logistics company in Great Dunmow has been playing a crucial role in supporting the NHS throughout the pandemic – with even the managing director driving lorries to make important deliveries.
Transport and freight-forwarding firm Containerlift, which is based at Gallop House in Haslers Lane, has delivered PPE (personal protective equipment) to hospitals and collected CT scanners from Europe during the coronavirus crisis.
In an effort to help restock supply chains during the lockdowns, all members of staff qualified to drive a truck have got behind the wheel, including the senior management team, company directors and managing director Joost Baker.
Maintaining the global flow of goods proved particularly tricky for all hauliers during the first lockdown when China was pretty much closed for business and containers and ships were in the wrong places across the world.
And demand for its services has led to the business growing with the addition of 15 new trucks to its fleet.
"I am delighted that we could help towards the excellent work that the NHS is doing during this difficult time," said Baker.
"Work has continued at Containerlift during the pandemic to help keep Britain moving safely and compliantly.
"With the ongoing demand, Containerlift has recently purchased 15 new trucks, offering further employment opportunities throughout the UK.
"I am extremely proud of the work we do at Containerlift, carrying out transport work for the food industry, the Ministry of Defence, schools, hospitals, the power networks and, yes, for the toilet roll industry!
"I would also like to offer our thanks and appreciation of all the other essential workers helping to keep everyone safe and Britain moving."
Containerlift has also supported charity The Laughter Specialists, which entertains children during hospital stays, by supplying them with a shipping container to store their equipment.