SANTI factory keeps working despite the national sanitary restrictions in Italy related to coronavirus
Food transportation is a key industry for the global economy. It provides full interaction in exchanges of food products between producers and consumers in all parts of the planet. Road transport of liquid products is integrated into cross-border multimodal flows. Maintaining stable and safe transportation will always be actual and especially relevant in the context of economic and sanitary cross-border crises, the introduction of embargoes and sanctions.

Currently, taking into account the measures set in many countries to prevent coronavirus COVID-19 spread, many international bulk food cargoes expeditors have reduced or stopped the delivery of milk, butter, wine to the regions where coronavirus is widespread or there are areas of risk of infection. Also, many companies have reduced transportation due to temporary quarantine closures for food imports, as well as due to problems with the activities of food processing enterprises, that are obliged to restrain working time for production staff at enterprises.

It should be expected that the measures introduced will certainly affect the temporal situation and the dynamics of international transport, the demand for commercial vehicles and drivers' labor market, food pricing, however, we expect that the situation in the global economy will be settled and we focus on positive forecasts, despite the presence of panic scenarios.
The conditions that have developed in the world due to coronavirus threat once again suggest and require to realize the humanitarian mission that world economy has, in addition to creating gross profit for enterprises and country budgets. Today, when countries like France, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Poland, faced with the risks of artificially created food shortages and paralysis of international transport, and transport companies are trying to urgently solve the problems of maintaining stable work of their teams, it is very important to understand the requirements for self-regulation in the market of food commercial transport.

Food transport is not securized from political and economic risks, including cross-country conflicts and trade restrictions that make food supplies unreliable and unsafe. Artificial price changes for vital foods are often a factor in social instability and can lead to grave failures, even when prices are controlled.

Social factors can also affect the stability of food transportation, the work of expeditors may be unstable during mass anti-government strikes of drivers, the introduction of medical quarantines, and the aging of the professional drivers operating food transport. The food transport industry, like no other, needs mechanisms that can mitigate political and economic factors.
SANTI factory is a respected company with a half-century history, which purposefully specializes in logistics of the food sector. SANTI strives to be a sustainable company, and we have a comprehensive global vision of our way of working. We want to contribute to the global safe transportation of food for people. Therefore, our work is carried out in dialogue, with transparency and increased efficiency every year.

Given the current economic situation, we urge our partners and customers to observe a high level of social corporate responsibility and steadily follow ethical rules that are formulated in the UN Global Compact and inspired by the standards ISO 26000, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 22000, ISO 50001:

- remuneration of labor, non-discrimination, dialogue with the labor associations,
- refusal of unfair performance of contracts and unfair competition in the transportation sector,
- continuous improvement of the working conditions,
- refusal of corruption with control and customs services,
- concern for the environment and material conservation,
- concern for road safety,
- caring for the end customer and the sanitary safety of the transported products,
- support of fair trade.

We urge our partners and customers to comply with these ethical principles and try to act in the interests of the benefit of our entire economic community. The success of our factory and the success of our customers are the One.

Despite the quarantine introduced in Italy, the SANTI plant team keep working stably, fulfilling the obligations taken for our customers, the factory workers continue to go to work every day despite the world panic regarding coronavirus in order to be able to deliver new semitrailers on time! Next week five new units will be ready and will be delivered in March-April by our reliable German forwarders.

And we are waiting for offers from new customers!