Tigers deliver 5m masks to Australia via its new PPE portal
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’ Chief Executive Officer.
“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.”