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CILT Covid-19 Best Practice Response Bulletin

Bulletin 09
November 2020

The successful flow of people and goods has, in 2020, become the number one priority of the world. Now, with safety and risk considerations added in a dramatic way, those of us engaged in transport, logistics and the supply chain have expertise that is being recognised and listened to. Both economies and people need to find solutions to restore and rebuild. As an illustration of this, in the next few months successful distribution of vaccines will require storage, transport and distribution expertise to overcome security, capacity, storage conditions and lead time constraints never seen before. It is therefore incumbent on us, wherever we work, to build our knowledge and share our expertise. 

In this edition of our bulletin we provide you again with a huge amount of expertise from round the world. The Central Asian Trade Forum is a next stage webinar event enabled by the collaboration of a number of influential bodies, and the bringing together of experienced speakers from across the world, including Sean Culey. We look at topics that have arisen from global issues and disasters with the Lebanon explosion focusing us on how dangerous goods are stored and handled, and how the usual Christmas / year end peaks are being approached in a changed world. The CILT world flagged through CILT Malta the issues of seafarers’ welfare and, as a result, we have formed partnerships with other representative bodies to raise the issue internationally. Read about all these things and more.

Particularly make sure you read the education section and the opportunities there to grow knowledge and understanding in critical areas. We have launched a new initiative in training in global trade and incoterms, which could be very useful if you live in a country where borders and trade have been impacted by health and trade barriers. In 2020 that now includes most of us!

Let us continue to build and share our knowledge and expertise, and lead our profession nationally and globally, wherever we are.

The November edition of the CILT Covid-19 Best Practice Response Bulletin has now been published and you can see it here:

Keith Newton

International Secretary General

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