Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Two Transport Specialists Help in the Fight Against the Virus Across London

Healthcare Staff and Supplies Get a Boost to Get Around the Capital
Shipping News Feature

UK – Two organisations well used to ferrying people and goods around have joined forces to provide safe transport and reliable logistics to support hospitals and healthcare workers in London through the Coronavirus outbreak. With public transport levels reduced and the problems of social distancing in place the assistance will doubtless provide a welcome alternative.

The two companies, London’s largest private hire operator Addison Lee and coach platform Zeelo, which operates services for the likes of Ocado and JLR, are offering their services to support the medical heroes.

Zeelo is offering dedicated coach services for key workers with social distancing measures in place, as well as extra levels of sanitisation, use of PPE and a no-contact policy to allow hospitals and healthcare providers to give their workers a safe alternative to public transport. Zeelo CEO Sam Ryan commented:

“Healthcare, food, utility and critical logistics staff, now more than ever need a safe, stress and risk-free way to get to and from work to ensure they can relax and overcome fatigue before heading back to the front line. We are here to help where we can and support to oversee the operations of the services to these key industries so their professionals can focus on the most important job at hand during this challenging time.”

Addison Lee is offering reduced rate private car rides to and from all London hospitals using promotional codes. The promotion is part of Addison Lee’s commitment to supporting London’s healthcare heroes, which also saw the private hire fleet launch a Donate a Ride campaign for NHS workers in the capital last week.

In addition to this, Addison Lee’s on-demand courier fleet of 600 vehicles has been made available to support the movement of healthcare supplies across London, The joint offering can be deployed within 24 hours to support urgent requirements. Liam Griffin, CEO of Addison Lee, said:

”In the fight against coronavirus, it is critical that all healthcare workers can get to and from hospitals safely and essential healthcare supplies are transported to where they need to be efficiently. London has been Addison’s Lee’s home for the past 45 years, so we are proud to be partnering with Zeelo to support those working hard on the frontline to keep our capital safe.’’