Save the date! Our next online fundraising event begins November 9, 2022
Join us for this year’s Cargo Day online fundraising event.
Shipping and trading community digs deep to bring hope and healing to people in sub-Saharan Africa.
The Cargo Day online fundraising event raised almost 5 million in 6 years by the shipping and trading community!
This generous gifting contributed in providing free surgical and medical care to some of the most vulnerable people in sub-Saharan Africa.
Charterers, shipbrokers, owners and more donate part of their commissions and give pledge amounts to have a bigger impact in Africa.
Mercy ships is an NGO that uses hospital ships to transform lives by providing essential medical support to those who would not otherwise be able to afford it. During the past 30 years, Mercy Ships has conducted 41 field services in 14 African countries. The 16,572-ton Africa Mercy, the organisation’s hospital ship with five operating rooms and 80 patient beds is now complemented by the 37,000-ton Global Mercy.
How to Participate: Join us online, signup and invite others you know who may want to participate in this year’s event to raise more than the previous years.
See the previous Cargo Day results in 2021.
Let's impact more lives together
Mercy Ships - The Global Mercy Journey to Africa
The Global Mercy was a dream many years in the making. Now she's a reality — and she's come a long way in her short life! In Senegal now, she'll begin operating as a floating training center for the very first time.
ABB technology helps deliver healthcare
ABB’s Azipod® propulsion enables the world’s largest civilian hospital ship enter less accessible harbors off the African coast to support people in areas that would otherwise be too challenging to access.
Take a Tour of the World’s Largest Civilian Hospital Ship
Meet Apson Akin!
Cargo Day Trophy Celebration
Clarksons Platou, Best Shipbrokers Cargo Day 2020
Interview with Joe Green,
Managing Director Clarksons Platou Switzerland
Cargo Day Trophy
Clarksons Platou, Best Shipbrokers Cargo Day 2020
Word from Bob Knight,
COO Clarksons Platou
Cargo Day Trophy
Trafigura, Best Charterer Cargo Day 2020
Interview with Ludvig Mandius,
Chartering Manager Trafigura
The Global Mercy arrival into Antwerp
The newly-built Global Mercy,
the world’s largest civilian hospital ship,
has arrived in the Port of Antwerp
where it will undergo final outfitting
over the next six months.
The Global Mercy arrival into Antwerp
Message from Bryce Wagner,
Executive Director, to the Shipping Community.
Mercy Ships Cargo Day - Thank You to the Cargo Day Participants 2020
Bryce Wagner expresses hospital ship charity’s
gratitude for Cargo Day funds 2020
Best Broker 2019
Trophy celebration 2019 BRS Best Broker 2019 For more videos on Mercy Ships
Highest Donation 2019
Trophy celebration 2019 EPS Highest Donation 2019 For more videos on Mercy Ships
Mercy Ships Cargo Day 2019 - Thank You!
Don Stephens pays tribute to supporters of Cargo Day View article
Join Cargo Day 2019
Mercy Ships Cargo Day 2019 presented by Aldo Marletta, Alessandro Gelli, Scott Montcrieff, Raphael De Guillebon, Jeremy Costanza, Nicholas Macleod, Robert Thomas, David Walker, Edisher Chiaureli, Nick Greenin, Tim Webb, Marc Lecoanet, Ludvig Mandius and Edouard De Joussineau
Geneva Cargo Day Ball 2018
More than 250 guests toasted the raising of $673,000 at the 2017 event and a total of $1m in the two years since Cargo Day was launched….
Mercy Ships Vision Trip 2019
Discover what 5 Shipping Companies has to say Cargo Day Ball 2019
Best Charterer 2018: Eiger Shipping
Trophy offered to the Posenti clinic in Africa - Guinea by David Walker
Geneva Cargo Day Ball 2019
On May 9, 2019 over 250 representatives from the shipping industry joined together in celebration
Join Cargo Day 2018
Mercy Ships Cargo Day 2018 presented by David Walker, Aldo Marletta, Georges Katout, Gilles Rolland, Marc Lecoanet, Nicholas Macleod, Tim Webb, Ludvig Mandius, Joe Green, Scott Montcrieff, Matthieu Philippe and Edouard De Joussineau
Largest civilian hospital ship starts full operations in 2023
2021 Charterer Trophy Winner: Nyala Shipping
Global Mercy inauguration brings out presidents of Senegal and Guinea-Bissau
Africa Celebration 2022
Strengthening Surgical Care in Africa:
Your Gift Multiplies in impact
More lives saved
Latest participants signing up to Cargo Day 2022
Star Sardinia is a Shipping Agency based in Sarroch, Cagliari (Italy), providing full agency, husbandry, and protective agency services in the major Italian ports. Matching real-time, on the ground, local knowledge and expertise with strict operational standards, they can look after vessels, crew, cargo, or cash.
United Maritime Logistics Middle East DMCC (UML ME) is the fully-owned shipping arm of the SOCAR Trading Group and commercially operates the fleet of vessels (Oil Tankers, LPG Tankers and TUG Boats) owned by the SOCAR Trading Group.
A shipping company of petroleum products mainly serving the Moroccan ports from the main oil terminals of the West-Med and ARA area as well as African and European ports at the request of our customers.
Braemar is the home of integrated marine and energy services, providing technical expertise and professional marine and energy services around the globe. Their shipbroking division offers spot and period chartering, sale and purchase, market research and freight derivatives brokering across all major commercial shipping sectors.
Founded in 1851, Louis Dreyfus Company is a leading merchant and food processor at the heart of the agricultural industry, with a diversified portfolio covering the entire agriculture and food value chain, from farm to fork. They rely on their global reach and extensive asset network to deliver for customers and consumers around the world – safely, reliably and responsibly.
Bravo Chem plays a vital intermediary role between shipowners and charterers across the “Small Tanker” market, up to 25,000 DWT, broking all types of cargoes, including chemicals, bitumen and lube oils.
SwissMarine was established in 2001 as a freight operator, offering transportation services on capesize and panamax size vessels to mostly European based coal power stations and steel mills as well as miners for their raw material transportation needs. Over the years, the company has significantly expanded both in terms of size but also in its product offerings. Today, the company operates out of five worldwide offices (Bermuda, Geneva, Singapore, Copenhagen and a representative office in Tokyo), has a professional staff of over 50 employees and has expanded into supra/handymax size vessels.
The BRS Group is a diversified and dynamic global shipping services group offering a range of maritime activities to complement its core broking business. They are one of the largest full-service ship broking firms in the world, with more than 150 years of maritime experience. Their coverage of the maritime market is one of the most comprehensive in the market, and includes Newbuilding, Sale and Purchase, and Chartering activities in all the major shipping segments: Tanker, Dry Bulk, Chemical, LNG, LPG, Offshore, Liner.
For nearly two decades, Motiva has been providing the energy our country needs to grow and prosper. In many ways, their story is just beginning.
MasOceans live to find solutions and to see the result of their reliable, frank and reactive service – clients who are happy, satisfied and can focus on their responsibilities, knowing their port needs are taken care of.
Shipping has been the main business of the Erik Thun Group since 1938. They hold a strong market position in northern Europe, where they own and operate around 50 vessels; mainly conventional coastal dry cargo vessels, self unloading vessels, product tankers and cement carriers.
Saras Trading SA is dedicated to the trading of crude oil and refined oil products, as well as the procurement and supply of crude oil and other feedstock to the Saras Group’s refinery, and the subsequent sale of refined oil products.
Since its establishment in 1921, Oldendorff Carriers has grown into one of the world’s leading dry bulk owners and operators. Each year, they carry about 380 million tons of bulk and unitised cargo around the world. With 4,500 employees from 60 countries, 20 offices and 10 transshipment projects, they can cater for all bulk transportation needs.
McQuilling Partners, Inc., is a privately-owned marine services company formed in 1972, delivering professional, reliable and personalized transportation services to a global clientele. Through 10 offices worldwide, they serve clients in the shipping, commodity and financial services industries, providing brokerage for freight and assets; and research, consulting and advisory related to global seaborne transportation and associated disciplines in the supply chain.
Levene is an innovative solutions provider to the global energy sector leveraging on advanced technology, highly qualified professionals and global best practices to create value for its stakeholders.
Gotland Tankers AB handles administration and has operational responsibility for the Group’s tonnage in the area of product tankers. Gotland Tankers is a sub-group of Rederi AB Gotland with several subsidiaries that own vessels. The fleet of tankers currently comprises six product tankers ranging from 49,000 to 53,000 DWT.
Global energy & commodity group. Operating in more than 50 countries. 1000+ employees. Offices Worldwide.
Sucden is a French-based commodity broker of soft commodities and other financial products headquartered in Paris.
Clearlake Shipping, a subsidiary of Gunvor Group, is one of the largest charterers of tanker vessels in the world. With chartering and freight trading activities in Singapore, Geneva, Nassau and Houston, the company effectively covers any chartering needs the Group or market may have at any given time.
SeaQuest Marine Project Management, founded in 2003, provides ship owners and maritime industry stakeholders with professional consultancy, project management and supervision services for their new building and conversion projects worldwide.
Fearnley’s traces its company history back to 1869 and is proud to be one of the top shipbroking companies in the world. They are focused on all aspects of gas and petrochemical shipping, including: LPG, LNG, Tankers, Dry Cargo, Roro, Sale & Purchase, Newbuilding and Energy Broking.
The company’s involvement in shipping dates back in the 19th century. With more than 100 years of experience in sea transport, Super-Eco Tankers Management manage a fleet of bulk carriers transporting clients valuable and industrial products safely and efficiently.
MJLF & Associates was founded in 1979 and has grown from a staff of six in New York City at its inception to be one of the premier ship brokerage companies in the United States. It is a leader in Term Chartering, the contracting of New Building Ships in all sectors of Worldwide Shipping Markets – Crude and Product Tankers, Chemical Carriers, Dry Bulk, Containers, and Offshore. The company is expanding into research, easy chemicals and blend stock components, bio fuel, alternate energy and logistics.
Founded in 2012, Penfield Marine LLC (“Penfield”) is a boutique commercial management company operating tankers around the world in Penfield’s Panamax/LR1 pool, Aframax/LR2 pool, and Suezmax pool. From its offices in Connecticut, London, and Singapore, Penfield provides shipping services to a wide array of clients, which includes chartering customers (major oil companies and oil traders), pool members, and shipping investors.
Leon Shipping & Trading SA, established in 2010 is a Ship Management Company. It is manned by executives and personnel of many years’ experience in the field, enjoying close relationships with major groups, traders and charterers of the chemical and tanker shipping sector.
Ocean Shipbrokers Ltd was formed in June 2006 as an independent shipbroker and has grown substantially to become a leading exponent of the Global Shipbroking industry. With their head office in London and associated offices in India and Dubai their Brokers are active in every aspect of the shipping market including spot and period Tanker Chartering, Dry Cargo Period Chartering, Ship Sale and Purchase, New Buildings, Ship Recycling, Offshore and Ship Management facilities.
Okapi Supply Trading Advisory SA (formerly Sarl) was formed by combining consulting services, supply and downstream activities. Today the company is one of Africa’s most trusted independent providers of oil & gas products and services. They supply, store and distribute oil and gas products needed by consumers, industry and maritime operations across the African continent.
Ifchor Tankers Sàrl was set up in 2010. Their sphere of business covers both spot and time chartering in order to provide our clients with an “around the clock” service adhering to the highest standards of professionality and business ethics.
ESSAR OIL (UK) Limited, one of the leading players in the UK’s oil and chemical industry. They buy crude oil and process it into vital fuels such as petrol, diesel and jet fuel, together with other chemical products. Annually, they produce over 4.4 billion litres of diesel, 3 billion litres of petrol and 2 billion litres of jet fuel.
Cargill brings food, agricultural, financial and industrial products to people who need them all around the world. They serve customers and communities in 70 countries/regions and have 155,000 employees working every day to nourish the world in a safe, responsible, sustainable way.
Maripro B.V. is an experienced and professional company to help and guide you with all your needs to maritime services.
Sernavimar is a privately owned partnership, with 18 brokers working on behalf of oil companies, traders, shipowners and operators. Their tanker team handles chartering requirements in the market for spot and time charter, for the carriage of crude oil & refined petroleum products and Gas from 3,000 dwt to 300,000 dwt.
Charles R. Weber Company, Inc. is one of the oldest and largest ship brokerage firms in the United States. Established in 1940, the company is an independent full-service shipbroker and marine consultant.
Macholl & Specht GmbH, founded in 1965, is a well established shipbroking company with many years of experience in the sale & purchase and newbuilding contracting of seaships of all types, as well as chartering of ferries, roros and passenger ships.
Eastern Mediterranean Maritime Limited (EASTMED) is a ships management company with head offices in Glyfada (Athens), Greece. They offer seaborne transportation services to the energy, industrial and agricultural sectors. With over 40 years of experience, the company presently has under management a mixed fleet of 78 vessels with total DWT capacity of over 7.2 million tons.
Founded back in 2005 Diamond has a consistent presence in the greek and global market, acting as dry bulk shipbroking house.
Lotus Shipping is a Ship Management Company dedicated to providing services to the Tanker Market and the public in general at the highest possible level with respect to Safety, Environmental Protection, Health, Security and Performance standards.
With more than 140 years of experience, Phillips 66 are well-positioned to help fulfill global energy needs. They are a diversified energy manufacturing and logistics company with unique businesses in Refining, Midstream, Chemicals and Marketing and Specialties.
Bushrana promoted and established Emirates and Sudan Bank in Sudan (the biggest Bank in Sudan with a Capital of $200 M). Since 2015 Bushrana Global Trading Co. L.L.C became the sole supplier for the biggest cement factory in North Africa; Bushrana are supplying them with Fuel Oil CST 180.
Arrow’s reach is global, with offices in 13 countries, staffed by professional and experienced brokers, they cover all of the main shipping markets in every time zone.
Gulfstream Tanker Chartering is focused on creating a distinctive corporate identity in shipping, based on long-standing relationships with quality charterers & owners.
Signal Maritime is a commercial ship management company with a twist. A spin-off from Thenamaris Ships Management, who has been setting industry standards for nearly 40 years, they bring together shipping best practice with internet-age advanced analytics and management methods.
E. A. Gibson Shipbrokers are leading experts in the global maritime industry for over 125 years, with millions of tonnes of crude oil and petroleum products, vegetable oils, chemicals, bio fuels and lubricants safely distributed across the globe.
Ionic Bulk Carriers (Mgt) Inc. focuses on the management of a fleet of high-quality modern vessels currently totaling 16 bulk carriers in service. Ionic Tankers (Mgt) Inc. manages a modern fleet of Japanese aframax crude tankers with an average age of 5 years. Extending its commitment to service excellence, the company’s continuous efforts to provide value added maritime transportation solutions to its end-users has earned it a high reputation for service, quality and efficiency.
Marathon Petroleum Corporation is a leading, integrated, downstream energy company, operating the USA’s largest refining system with approximately 2.9 million barrels per day of crude oil capacity across 13 refineries.
Affinity is an independent shipbroker with an approach focused on expertise rather than scale. They serve the shipbroking industry from London, Houston and Santiago; delivering a highly proficient spot service with a prime position in the market.
Augusta Energy, founded in 2010, is a specialist in oil trading for emerging markets. They are now present in more than twenty countries, and active in local distribution as well as in the refueling of ships.
The Sahara Group is Africa’s largest private power business – operating foremost power generation and distribution assets in sub-Saharan Africa. They are a leading international energy and infrastructure conglomerate, with operations across Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, providing innovative and sustainable energy solutions through almost 5000 unique professionals that embody the transformative Sahara spirit.
Galbraith’s aim is to fulfill all of their clients’ requests with the same level of dedication and expertise regardless of project size and location.
With three regional hubs and eight office locations worldwide, TotalEnergies Trading & Shipping is one of the global leaders in commodity and oil product negotiation and is recognised for its expertise from Singapore to Houston, via Geneva and Paris. They market crude oil and refined productions of the TotalEnergies company and ensure supply to refineries and subsidiaries worldwide.
Suisse-Atlantique Société de Navigation Maritime S.A. is one of the Swiss leaders in the management of ocean going vessels, whose scope of activities extends from full management to tailor made services to owners/charterers.
Established in 2002 by Mr. Henning Birk, a Danish national with some 40 years of experience in shipping, Eastgate Shipping LLC, Dubai is involved in commercial management of tankers, sale & purchase, chartering and consultancy. In a short time, the Company has established itself as a trusted name in the International shipping industry.
Greencarrier Freight Services is a freight forwarding company that offers smart and sustainable logistic solutions and supply chain management services. From their offices in the Nordic and Baltic countries, Eastern Europe, Central Asia and China, they offer global logistic solutions, using all modes of logistics including ocean, air, road and rail to take care of cargo from starting point to final destination.
With a history going back to 1852, Clarksons is a leading provider of integrated shipping services, bringing their connections and experience to an international client base.
Marex Spectron is a world leading commodity broker, providing clients with unrivalled breadth of coverage in metals, energy and agricultural markets, with leading franchises, services and intellectual content across all commodity markets.
AET is a global leader in energy logistics solutions. They deliver safe, high quality and comprehensive ocean transportation and specialist petroleum services to oil and gas companies, refineries and petroleum and chemical traders, consistently striving to deliver the best conventional shipping services alongside the specialist activities of lightering, dynamic positioning and hydro-carbon capture.
ExxonMobil, the largest publicly traded international oil and gas company, uses technology and innovation to help meet the world’s growing energy needs.
The LBH Group was founded in Rotterdam in 1984. They offer agency services for Charters, Owners, Protection and Husbandry, and can also provide chartering, inland barging and cargo coordination; as well as project management and development.
Established in 1973, Teekay has developed from a regional shipping company into one of the world’s largest marine energy transportation, storage and production companies. With a service offering targeting the transportation of crude oil or clean products from 500,000 – 1,000,000 bbls, they also offer a full suite of Ship-to-Ship transfer services from turnkey full service lighterage down to fender and hose rentals.
Riverlake is a leading provider of maritime Brokerage services and expert in developing Storage terminals for oil and gas and renewable products, including associated infrastructure such as jetties and single-point mooring systems. They are at the forefront of services associated to the industry.
Scorpio Tankers’ strategy is to be a leading owner and operator in the tanker industry and to seek the best risk-adjusted returns throughout the industry cycle.
Trafigura is a leading global commodity trading firm who access, develop, service and sustain international commodity markets on behalf of producers and end-users. They source, store, blend and deliver physical commodities reliably, efficiently and responsibly anywhere in the world.
Wisby Tankers was founded in the first year of the new millennium and is still owned and managed by the founders. All with a genuine shipping experience. They have, since the acquisition of their first ship, developed to a Shipping Company with more than 300 employees onboard the vessels and at the offices ashore. They have developed and built their own ships, meeting the needs of their customers and partners.
Eiger Shipping SA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of LITASCO (LUKOIL International Trading and Supply Company) based in Geneva, Switzerland. It operates 35 time-chartered vessels of approximately 2’500’000 DWT in total.
World-class shipping, logistics and marine services built on quality, safety and sustainability with the human touch. Emphasising a long-term approach, innovation and ethics, GAC delivers flexible integrated portfolios to customers globally.
Hafnia is the world’s number one product tanker fleet. Constantly in motion, Hafnia transport hydrocarbons safely and sustainably around the world.
Holland Hellenic Shipping Agencies Ltd was established in Greece in 2005. Since its beginning, they have grown steadily by offering their clients personalised, reliable and quality service at competitive rates. They have become one of the most reliable shipping agents in Greece, Eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea with multilingual staff capable of undertaking every task assigned.
VT offers optimal support for transport and bunkering with highly trained personnel and impeccable equipment. VT is mainly active in European waters (ARA area, all Rhine river states and Sweden) and also has operations in Panama, Spain and Oman.
Sea Tank Chartering AS is a tanker chartering company established in Bergen 1st August 2006, and operates chemical tankers ranging from 2000 dwt to 7000 dwt.
Vitol sit at the heart of global energy flows, moving energy and bulk materials from source to customer as quickly, responsibly and cost-effectively as possible.
With a history spanning 60 years, Eastern Pacific Shipping Pte. Ltd. (EPS) is a leading shipping company that is committed to the green and technology-driven growth of the industry. Headquartered in Singapore for the past 30 years, EPS is driven by its mission to be the safe and efficient transportation provider of choice to the shipping industry. Empowering that mission are 5,000 skilled and dedicated sea and shore staff that oversee a versatile fleet of 19 million deadweight-tonnes across three core segments of containership, dry bulk, and tanker vessels.
Howe Robinson Partners was formed in April 2015 by the merger of Howe Robinson Group and the Shipping division of ICAP plc, creating one of the largest privately-owned shipbroking houses in the world, employing over 200 brokers across a global network of 12 offices.
Stena Bulk, founded in 1982, is one of the world’s leading tanker shipping companies, providing safe and cost-efficient transports of crude oil and refined petroleum at sea. Today their fleet consists of about 100 vessels. They have offices in six countries and are part of the Stena Sphere, which has around 20 000 employees in Sweden and abroad.
Founded in 1972, Thenamaris helps deliver goods to people around the world, by safely managing a world class fleet of ships, providing the highest levels of service to their principals and clients.
Nyala Shipping SA is a Swiss registered and headquartered shipping company, providing full shipping services including commercial ship management, operations, accounting and demurrage.
Founded in 2018, Sentosa Ship Brokers is an independent ship broking house with unparalleled global experience that focuses on the clean, dirty, coastal and project tanker markets. With employees from Singapore, China, United Kingdom, Japan, Russia, Mexico, Denmark, Germany, India, Greece, Italy and Switzerland. Sentosa Ship Brokers offers an extensive insight into shipping markets across the globe.
Bergé’s expertise in charter brokering dates back to its origins in 1870, when it already managed its client´s cargo in international maritime transport operations.
Glander International Bunkering is providingmarine fuel, lubricant trading and brokering worldwide since 1961.
Cepsa is a global, integrated company operating across the entire oil and gas value chain.
ST Shipping & Transport Pte Ltd. offers water freight transportation services. The company was founded in 2006 and is based in Singapore. ST Shipping & Transport Pte Ltd. operates as a subsidiary of Glencore Plc.
Sovcomflot (UK) Ltd is the London affiliate of the SCF Group, Russia’s largest shipping company. PAO Sovcomflot is one of the world’s leading energy shipping companies, specialising in the transportation of crude oil, petroleum products, and liquefied gas, as well as the servicing of offshore oil and gas production.
Sirius Shipping provides efficient, safe and environmentally-friendly transport of oil, chemical products and LNG in Northern Europe.
The Ibaizabal Group is a dynamic provider of integrated ship management services to the International Shipping and Offshore industries. Through its various subsidiaries, it has been linked to the Maritime business since the 1860’s, primarily involved in the operation and management of its own fleet as well as third party owned vessels.
Mercy Ships an NGO operating the world’s largest civilian hospital ships
Mercy Ships exists to offer Hope and Healing to the world’s most vulnerable populations. We respond to the ongoing and urgent lack of medical and surgical access and care in the most vulnerable populations in Africa. The Mercy Ship brings help, health services, training and development from our floating hospital.
Direct medical services done since 1978
Volunteers onboard From 60 nations working every year
Professionals trained in their area of expertise