I was very pleased to be travelling once again, even if currently limited in nature.
An empty Barcelona airport (T2 at least. I understand that T1 is more active) with few departures and many closed shops was the unenthusiastic way to start the journey. From Spain, where signs of Covid-19 are clearly in place despite an increasing rolling back of restrictions, to England where Covid has basically finished.
Many thanks to the hospitality, ideas and enthusiasm of the two members I was able to see (apologies to the others, who have my mother to blame for my limited time!)
Graham Cox (Kras Logistics) told me of many collaborations with his company around the SCN network and also the growth that the London branch has been experiencing, particularly following new sales and business development recruitments.
That said, very much in our thoughts was the invasion of Russia into Ukraine. Kras Logistics has many close ties with Russian businesses particularly in the aviation business. AOG and aircraft parts business has traditionally formed the core trades of Kras Logistics making the current situation concerning, although hoping that the occupation lasts a short time, will leave them well positioned to assist after.
Kras Logistics is firmly against the Russian invasion of Ukraine and respects Ukraine as a soveriegn state.
Many thanks also to Richard Arnold (Quick Cargo, London UK) who was able to show me some of the capabilities of his excellently positioned warehouse now being used to support his e-business and picking services. Software is allowing Quick Cargo to serve new and growing clients, in particular in the cosmetics and beauty products industries.
Richard is proud of the collaborations developed by Quick Cargo over the many years they have been with SCN and looks to develop many more, especially when we can again see each other face to face.
Many thanks to both companies, and I hope to be making more physical meetings to many more members soon.