Border Express offers view from closure frontline


Minimal disruptions so far in Albury as company adjusts to new arrangements

Border Express offers view from closure frontline
Border Express notes it has taken extra precautions at its Victorian sites

 

Border Express, as the name suggests, is one of the transport and logistics players on the Victoria/New South Wales crossing to be impacted by the recent closure. 

The company says it continues to monitor the situation between the two states but to this point retains its usual operational levels.

The company also doesn't expect significant disruption to freight movements, with its Albury site managing the juggling of pre-existing work from home arrangements and the newly imposed permits for travelling staff. 

"With the situation changing by the minute in Victoria, Border Express Albury facility will continue to operate albeit on reduced staffing levels," Border Express CEO Mostafa Kassaby tells ATN

"Our priority is the safety of all staff and the community. 

"Whilst we are in essential services and staff will be provided with permits to attend work, we will continue to provide opportunities where possible to work from home." 


How industry bodies have responded to the border measures, here


In response to the Victorian spike in cases, Kassaby explains Border Express has also escalated some of its health measures at the state's facilities.

Otherwise, the company maintains its Covid-19 work policies across its other national sites. 

"We continue to enforce strict rules around social distancing and hygiene checks," Kassaby says. 

"Currently all our sites in Victoria are under compulsory temperature checks prior to entry."

 

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