COVID-19 Resets: Logistics Draws the Line

Logistics and supply chain companies put one foot in front of the other and face down a global pandemic.

Given the heightened focus on supply chain resulting from the pandemic, many third-party logistics (3PL) providers have supplied expertise and systems. Oren Zaslansky, chief executive officer and founder of Flock Freight, realized early in the pandemic that sales for some of Flock’s clients would spike, while others likely would see a drop. Using SIC codes, he and his colleagues were reasonably able to predict which fell into each group.

Flock Freight asked customers apt to need extra support, such as those shipping personal protective equipment (PPE), how they could help. For instance, some needed to move smaller quantities into the supply chain more quickly than they normally would.

The drop in passenger flights resulting from the pandemic also cut airfreight capacity, as much air cargo transport occurs in passenger planes. To mitigate this, DHL Global Forwarding U.S. established dedicated charter flights for shippers moving PPE and medical supplies. For instance, it’s providing charter flights from Europe to the United States for Getinge, a manufacturer of ventilators based in Sweden. It’s also helping fast-track the priority shipments through customs.

“Our relationships with not only airlines, but also with customs helps expedite these valuable shipments,” says David Goldberg, chief executive officer.

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Article Reference: Inbound Logistics

About Author: Karen Kroll is an experienced freelance writer and editor, with a focus on corporate finance and business. In addition to Inbound Logistics, her articles have appeared in, CFO,, Global Finance, and other publications. She has an M.B.A. from the University of Washington, and a B.S. in business administration from Valparaiso University. Contact Karen Kroll on 952-470-8436

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