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Tigers launches PPE webstore and is delivering five million masks

Tigers launches PPE webstore and is delivering five million masks

Tigers has launched a new dedicated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) section on its eShop, powered by its freight portal SmartHub:Connect. The global logistics and transportation company has also released new software updates for SmartHub:Connect, giving customers shortcuts to buy and process documentation for the shipment of PPE.

Tigers is also managing the door-to-door transport of five million medical masks from Guangzhou in China, to Sydney, Australia. The masks are travelling on a total of four A33C charter flights operated by China Southern Airlines, with the first 1.2 million safely delivered last week.

“It is important to be able to adapt to a changing landscape and keep freight moving, whatever the challenge,” said Andrew Jillings, Tigers’ CEO.

“Our technology focus and our investment in SmartHub:Connect means that we are able to offer customers a reliable and tested platform which streamlines purchase orders while interfacing with their entire sales processes.”

The Tigers PPE Portal was launched in the wake of spiking demand for products to help fight the Covid-19 pandemic. Tigers’ IT partner Doozee has introduced a new module to its instant quote  engine which caters  for volumetric traffic enabling Tigers to provide instant quotes for the shipment of PPE.

“The freight industry has been working hard to help move medical and personal protective equipment to where it is desperately needed, in the face of a shipping landscape that changes multiple times a day,” said Scott Deerwester, founder of Doozee. “We have responded to that by developing and releasing features that we are confident will make life easier.”

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James Graham

James Graham is an award-winning transport media journalist with a long background in the commercial freight sector, including commercial aviation and the aviation supply chain. He was the initial Air Cargo Week journalist and retuned later for a stint as editor. He continues his association as editor of the monthly supplements. He has reported for the newspaper from global locations as well as the UK.


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