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The Implications of Covid-19 on Logistics Transportation

The impact of covid-19 has been largely felt across different sectors and not evenly spread. In fact the effect has been heterogeneous. The Covid-19 pandemic has infected millions of people around the globe and spread with alarming speed and bringing economic activity to a near-standstill.

As a consequence the world of cargo has suffered losses due to tighter regulation and border closures to halt the spread caused economy downturn due to blank sailings, grounded planes, containers piling up on quays and congestion and demurrage. It had serious impact on Logistics transportation. In this article we will discuss the implication of COVID-19 on transportation, which is part of Logistics.

Logistics Transportation

Transportation is the key element of the logistics chain, it occupies nearly one-third of the amount in the logistics cost and takes a crucial part in the manipulation of logistic. Without transportation no movement of goods or freight can happen. Transportation is required in the whole production process, from manufacturing to delivery to the final consumer and returns.


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Kirti Ratan Umralkar, DLSM
Kirti Ratan Umralkar has substantive years of experience in international trading and shipping, and is conversant with trade documentation and negotiation. Kirti Ratan holds a Bachelor of Science degree and is a member of the Singapore Institute of Purchasing and Materials Management (SIPMM). She completed the Diploma in Logistics and Supply Management (DLSM) on September 2020 at SIPMM Institute.
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