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Digitizing forklift operations in the warehouse

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According to Grand View Research, warehouse management will be a $5.72 billion industry by 2025 — and for good reason. Warehouses are the central hubs of today’s high-speed commerce. Forklift operators form a critical arm of warehouse management, as they oversee the thousands of touchpoints of daily incoming and outgoing shipping transactions.

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E-Commerce demand rises in Saudi Arabia due to COVID-19: Oxford Business Group

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Restrictions on movement and trade as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic have led to a significant shift in consumer behavior in Saudi Arabia, with locals increasingly turning to digital channels.

Worldwide, cases of Covid-19 have risen to 859,000 and 42,000 deaths have been attributed to the virus as of the morning of April 1. However, Saudi Arabia has seen relatively few infections, with 1563 cases and 10 deaths to date.

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A tiny healthcare logistics firm skyrockets 425% after getting an order for 48 million COVID-19 tests (WORX)

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Shares of SCWorx, a small healthcare logistics company, increased nearly fivefold Monday after it received a large order for COVID-19 tests. 

Rethink My Healthcare, a virtual healthcare network, has committed to purchase 48 million COVID-19 rapid testing kits from SCWorx, the company announced Monday. The tests will be supplied over 24 weeks at about $35 million per week, according to a statement.

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WERC Issues Warehouse Best Practices for COVID-19

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All businesses should have a risk management plan that is frequently reviewed and updated to deal with new issues, like COVID-19. Some companies enjoy full-time coverage of this through their supplier management, procurement, loss prevention, or employee safety and health teams.

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Emirates Post launches new operations hub at DXB

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Emirates Post, the official postal operator for the UAE, has opened its new international operations hub at Dubai International Airport (DXB), providing global e-commerce, parcel and logistics brands a gateway to the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and regional markets and vice versa.

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Saudi Arabia's Mawani signs 7bn riyals deal with SGP for Dammam port

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Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani) signed a 7 billion Saudi riyal (Dh6.85bn) deal with a company backed by the kingdom's sovereign wealth fund to develop new container terminals at the King Abdulaziz Port in Dammam.

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