Posted on April 30, 2020

With the rising demand for medical supplies, Qatar based freight forwarder Bin Yousef Cargo has started regular charter operations from various Chinese ports to Doha, as well as to Europe.

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As ocean freight continues to be disrupted and air cargo options severely restricted in light of the recent COVID-19 pandemic, an exclusive charter for accommodating these urgent shipments has proved to be the best option for time-critical logistics. Each B – 777/200 freighter has been loaded with over 100 tons of critical medical supplies including face masks, gloves, various PPEs, and sanitisers in high demand to help combat this global outbreak. Director of Cargo Operations at Bin Yousef Cargo Jiju Haneef said “While many of the region’s freight forwarders have been struggling to cope with the impacts of this pandemic situation, we have been working hard to keep our operations afloat and to ensure our client's shipments are transported to their final destinations as scheduled.

Our team was able to consolidate cargo from various suppliers in China. We arranged for all the export documents and coordinated these charters in record time while adhering to the safety regulations and restrictions imposed by both the Governments of China and Qatar. Besides air freight, we were able to offer value-added services at the origin such as local export collection, licensing and Dangerous Goods (DG) approval. These successful charters are a testament to the fact that our organization is ready to meet the logistics challenges of any nature and scale. An increase in the number of freighter flights has been observed globally, and this should help ease the current outbound capacity strain in China.”

The company’s logistics expertise also enabled the set-up of treatment centres in Al Wakra and Al Khor regions in Qatar. These centres will provide essential medical and nursing services for the testing and treatment of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). In the wake of the pandemic, Bin Yousef Cargo aims to support all companies and organizations in Qatar and across the globe by providing customizable freight solutions for time-critical shipments via their extensive networks in over 180 countries.