April 01, 2020
The dimensions of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic requires us to continuously adapt our business operations to mitigate potential impacts.
Classified as an essential services provider during the present circumstances, we are following a holistic approach, which is enabling us to ensure the best possible commitments towards our customers. As we continue to take what is deemed appropriate measures to protect the safety and health of our own employees, our customers’ and suppliers’ employees; and the wider public, we are maintaining the logistics and supply chain services we provide during this unique situation.
We are retrieving containers from the port to free space for forthcoming vessel’s discharge.
With a reduced vessel call at Port Louis, an efficient container storage strategy is important in balancing resource utilization at the port. If outbound containers remained piled up in the port terminals, temporary storage space allocation will get problematic. Our team is working together with authorities in ensuring that space is made available to accommodate the arrival of forthcoming ships so that discharge of containers can be done in an efficient manner.
Moreover, with our dedicated customs clearance team, we are being able to proceed with speedy releases of containers – especially pharmaceutical, sanitary, medical and food products.
Our haulage team is ensuring a constant supply of coal to power plant for electricity production
With people now confined to their homes, resorting to teleworking for doing accomplishing their roles, the Coronavirus induces another level of energy demand around the world. Velogic is contributing to ensure that our electricity remains safe – with a dedicated team managing the delivery service for the transfer of coal from the port terminal during the present intercrop season.
We are on the road for the transport of petroleum products to filling stations across the island, including JET A-1 to the airport
Since the initial confinement, Velogic activated its business continuity plan, with the company’s front-line workers guided by necessary protocols to ensure their health and safety. Though the consumption has decreased as a result of the present lockdown period in Mauritius, we are endeavouring to maintain a continuous transport of petroleum products, including aviation fuel amid the Coronavirus outbreak so that all essential services can refuel at convenience.
We are supporting one of the online purchase platforms set up in the context of essential food supply to the elderly and disabled persons.
At a time when a significant share of the population is self-quarantining to prevent the Coronavirus from spreading, or to avoid contracting it, some segments are also facing several trials. We have rallied with one of the online purchase platforms in Mauritius, Priceguru.mu and we are reaching out to the elderly and disabled persons by providing deliveries to door.
We have committed our expertise to support the government to overcome the cross-border logistics challenges.
Whether it is for sending emergency medical equipment, supplies or samples to healthcare workers, we are supporting the Government in its efforts to contain the spread. A special team is also assisting in the coordination and air lifting of critical orders by airfreight.