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Pall-Ex Europe network delivers aid to Ukraine

[ March 14, 2022   //   ]

Pall-Ex is using its European pallet network to deliver aid to Ukraine, coordinating collections in the UK at its central Leicestershire hub for transport to its Poland hub in Łódź.

This service is being donated by Pall-Ex Group’s UK to Poland linehaul partner based in Gdansk, PKS.

From here, the aid will be transported to a depot, owned by Pall-Ex Group, in Rzeszow close to the Ukrainian border.

During the first week of the conflict, managing director of Pall-Ex Group’s international business units, Mark Steel, travelled to Poland to speak with the team in Łódź.

He comments: “We realised the importance of providing reliable, fast and most importantly free logistical support to the charities and the people of Ukraine very early on. The team at Pall-Ex Poland is working hard to ensure the network continues to operate as efficiently as possible, whilst also agreeing to support this really important aid work.

“Everyone at Pall-Ex Group is united in our efforts to ensure we support those affected by the conflict in Ukraine and we must say a huge thank you to the team at PKS for their help with this operation.”

Pall-Ex Group chief executive Kevin Buchanan, has also urged other members of the Association of Pallet Networks (APN) to follow Pall-Ex’s lead. He says: “We have a responsibility to utilise our networks across Europe to support everyone affected by the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. The APN is helping to unite pallet networks across the UK and I am proud that Pall-Ex Group already has an operation in progress at this difficult time.

“So far, from what we are hearing from our colleagues in Poland, the aid efforts have been somewhat disjointed, but we hope that this initiative will provide greater sustainability and coordination to the charity supply chain.”