Aramex New Zealand is working hard to deliver essential goods across New Zealand.
The NZ Government essential businesses list was extended further this week to include online sale of some goods, which people may need to safely isolate, stay connected to one another, and work or study from home.
Aramex New Zealand is prioritising the delivery of perishable and pharmaceutical goods to those that need them most.
“We have a hard-working team, many of them business owners in their own right, who are ensuring the movement of essential business supplies,” says Scott Jenyns, Aramex New Zealand chief executive.
“I cannot express my gratitude enough for all of the Aramex team members, and other fellow essential services, that are working under these trying conditions to have essential goods and services delivered.”
Scott said since going into lockdown last week, there has been a significant reduction in volumes. This reflects the admirable way the New Zealand business community is cooperating with the Government’s regulations.
“This is encouraging if we are to win the battle against Covid-19,” Jenyns says. “We have had to reduce some services and extend some delivery windows, until further notice, in order to adhere to the social distancing rules within our facilities and ensure those goods deemed essential are successfully delivered.”
Scott said the company has had numerous enquiries from businesses, asking if they can deliver goods on their behalf. Essential Service businesses can sign up via www.aramex.co.nz.
“We are directing them to the Government’s Covid-19 website to check if they are able to trade, and if so, we can certainly assist in the movement of goods throughout NZ and internationally,” he says.
Customers are being encouraged to visit www.aramex.co.nz to review the special FAQ section dedicated to Covid-19. There they’ll find information on hygiene and social distancing procedures that have been put in place to keep Aramex team members and customers safe.
“We have had very strong interest in our contactless MY FASTWAY product,” Scott says. “This is an online, easy-to-use, self-service delivery product where customers can make payment online and print service/address labels from home.”
scott is keen to work with the NZ Government to look at how logistic services can be supported to continue with no gaps in networks across New Zealand.
“Logistic companies are working hard and in very trying times,” he says. “We are expected to move essential goods as timely as possible, but we also have immediate stresses on our businesses.”
“We would welcome a forum with Government officials to discuss our challenges and ensure we can maintain timely supply of goods for New Zealanders,” he says.