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The global shipping and trading community has joined together to raise much-needed funds for Mercy Ships, which provides free medical care for people in Africa. This year’s campaign has raised so far more than $680,000. That is all thanks to the generosity of: 25 charterers, 21 shipowners, 25 shipbrokers, 13 port agents/consulting and services. In
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Mercy Ships Cargo Day 2020 has received wonderful support once again!
Global event hopes to raise SGD 1m for charities in Singapore and beyond If you have ever wanted to walk, run or cycle around the world, now is your chance to be at least a small part of just that.Singapore’s Eastern Pacific Shipping is appealing to its friends in the industry to collectively pull up
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Eastern Pacific needs you to run, walk or pedal around the world
Wednesday 4 November is focus of efforts to raise funds this month for Africa hospital ships charity taking delivery of its first ever purpose-built newbuilding, Global Mercy Cargo Day is here. Wednesday 4 November is the focal point of a push over the next few weeks to raise funds for the Mercy Ships charity which
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Cargo Day is here: Can shipping industry repeat record $1.3m for Mercy Ships in 2019?
Mercy Ships anuncia Cargo Day 2020 La ONG Mercy Ships, Naves de Esperanza en España, ha anunciado que el próximo día 4 de noviembre tendrá lugar Cargo Day 2020.  Mercy Ships utiliza buques hospitales para ofrecer servicios de salud gratuitos, infraestructura hospitalaria y desarrollo sostenible para aquellos con poco acceso en el mundo en desarrollo.
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Press release published in Spain
Fundraising from fixtures is vital for Mercy Ships to return to its mission bringing medical aid to Africa with its first custom-built hospital ship More than $3m raised from cargo commissions has helped many people receive surgery that they would never otherwise have had. In a video, Mercy Ships Executive Director Bryce Wagner has highlighted
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Cargo Day counts for so much more in a Covid-constrained world
Fundraisers hope to match or better last year’s $1.3m this November — as new ship doubles medical capacity but also operating costs Mercy Ship’s newbuilding hospital vessel’s total cost of almost $200m has largely been raised from private donations, but the $20m annual operating costs have still to be found. The charity’s Cargo Day, which
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Cargo Day aims to keep up and widen good work raising funds for Mercy Ships
If twice as many companies were to back medical charity, each one would have to give only half as much to help fund operations of its hospital ships Mercy Ships, the charity that takes ­medical care to African countries in hospital ships, will soon be able to help many more people when it receives its
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Why Mercy Ships needs shipping to ‘double down’ on donations
THE GLOBAL MERCY: Mercy Ships’ newbuilding changes births after being painted at Tianjin Xingang Shipyard The $200m Global Mercy will double the capacity for charity Mercy Ships to deliver medical aid to African countries The world’s largest civilian hospital ship is nearing delivery from Tianjin Xingang Shipyard in northern China five years after its keel
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Biggest civilian hospital ship newbuilding moves closer to delivery
Curtailing the Africa Mercy’s assignment in Senegal was a difficult decision.Captain Taylor Perez said the experience of leaving and going into quarantine in Tenerife brought practical and emotional problems for the crew and medics, particularly those from Africa. “For me, it started with an obvious concern for the crew,” Perez told TradeWinds, “but the level
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Departure was devastating, but this big onboard “family” pulled together
Hospital ship volunteers embody this year’s IMO Day of the Seafarer theme The Day of the Seafarer theme that seafarers are key workers is particularly relevant to Mercy Ships, which takes medical help on its converted ferry to some of the neediest parts of the world. IMO secretary general Kitack Lim said he was deeply
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Mercy Ships medics and crew: the epitome of key workers
SINGAPORE, 6 November 2019 – Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) has announced its support for Mercy Ships, a global charity which manages the world’s largest non-governmental hospital ship that has been bringing medical services and supplies to developing countries since 1978. As a participant in this year’s Mercy Ships Cargo Day which falls today, LDC and
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Louis Dreyfus Company supports delivery of medical aid to developing nations through Mercy Ships
During the hospital ship Africa Mercy’s recent 10-month 2018-2019 field service in Guinea, West Africa over 10,000 individual patients benefited from free surgical and medical care. A snapshot of Mercy in Action while the vessel was berthed in the Port of Conakry– Mercy Ships’ fourth visit to Guinea: 509 general surgical projects for 493 patients
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So where does your money go when you sign up for Cargo Day?
Remarkable human beings serving a really special charity, says Bob Knight Bob Knight concedes that after years in shipbroking and the current buoyant tanker market it is easy to be preoccupied with sealing the next deal. It is true of many other professions at a time when 97% of the poorest billion people in the
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Veteran Clarksons’ broker eager to visit Africa Mercy
Founder of Mercy Ships says proceeds can change the lives of many of the poorest people on earth Mercy Ships is “deeply grateful” for the funds raised each year by Cargo Day, says joint founder Don Stephens. A “brilliant idea” is how he describes Cargo Day, now in its fourth year. Partnership with the maritime
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Don Stephens pays tribute to supporters of Cargo Day
Shipbrokers, charterers and shipowners in Singapore are backing Mercy Ships, as the charity hospital ship operator steps up its activities ahead of its annual cargo day fundraiser. Senior figures from Clarksons, BRS, Affinity,Clearlake, Eastern Pacific, ST Shipping, Thenamaris, Trafigura, Total, Vitol and others have formed a Singapore regional committee to encourage donations. They join colleagues
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Singapore brokers and traders swing behind Mercy Ships Cargo Day
The outstanding work of doctors and nurses on board hospital ship Africa Mercy is to be portrayed during a documentary series broadcast on SBS. Episode one of “The Surgery Ship” premiers on Tuesday 27 November and follows the Australian (and other) doctors and nurses on board the ship as they perform life-saving surgery and medical
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Mercy Ships documentary to screen on SBS
The global shipping and trading community joined together a third time to raise support for Mercy Ships, an NGO operating the world’s largest civilian hospital ship, serving those with little access to medical care. The Mercy Ships Cargo Day Campaign raised more than $750,000 through the participation of 25 charterers, 16 shipowners, 21 shipbrokers, 2
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Mercy Ships Cargo Day 2018 has been a great success! And that is because of you…
Mercy Ships Cargo Day 2018 has so far raised well over $700,000 for the hospital ship charity — beating last year’s total. The figure could rise further, providing vital funds for the many thousands of surgical and other procedures carried out by the staff of the 16,572-gt Africa Mercy (built 1980), currently on field service
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Mercy Ships Cargo Day hits fundraising record
Charterers, brokers, traders and owners have turned the spotlight on the caring side of shipping by raising more than $500,000 so far for this year’s Mercy Ships Cargo Day. That total is set to rise over the next few weeks as more companies get involved and the amount of money from contributed brokerage commissions becomes
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Shipping industry donates more than $500,000 to Mercy Ships Cargo Day
Senior figures from Stena Bulk and Teekay Shipping will lead a new US committee set up to promote Mercy Ships’ annual Cargo Day fundraiser. JR Gardner, general manager and head of crude oil and fuel in the US for Stena, and Teekay’s Eric Nagel, director of Atlantic aframax and global support services, have been working
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Stena and Teekay spearhead Cargo Day push in US
Mercy Ships Cargo Day, an annual event established by the worldwide shipping community in 2016, has announced a $1 million USD target goal for 2018. The event, held October 3, provides the opportunity for the shipping and trading community around the world to donate 50 percent of its commission on cargoes (Mercy Cargoes) or to
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Worldwide shipping community announces Mercy Ships Cargo Day goal
ORGANISERS of Mercy Ships Cargo Day have announced a USD$1m target goal for 2018. The event, held on 3 October, provides the global shipping and trading community the chance to donate 50% of commission on cargoes (Mercy Cargoes) or to make a direct financial contribution to Mercy Ships. Mercy Ships runs the world’s largest private
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Global shipping community announces Mercy Ships Cargo Day goal
Shipping industry commits to raising $1 million USD for Mercy Ships in 2018   Mercy Ships Cargo Day, an annual event established by the worldwide shipping community in 2016, has announced a $1 million USD target goal for 2018. The event, held October 3, provides the opportunity for the shipping and trading community around the
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Worldwide shipping community announces Mercy Ships Cargo Day goal
Senior shipping figures have stepped forward to encourage the industry to rally behind this year’s Cargo Day fundraising for medical charity Mercy Ships. The event is planned for 3 October with the hope that the total raised by the global shipping and trading community will break through the $1m mark.With four weeks to go, Mercy
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Global shipping ‘family’ shows support for Mercy Ships
Mercy Ships Cargo Day, an annual event established by the worldwide shipping community in 2016, has announced a $1 million target goal for 2018. The event, held Oct. 3, provides the opportunity for the shipping and trading community around the world to donate 50 percent of its commission on cargoes (Mercy Cargoes) or to make
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Industry Leaders Announce $1M Mercy Ships Fundraising Goal
Mercy Ships Cargo Day, an annual event established by the worldwide shipping community in 2016, has announced a $1 million target goal for 2018. The event, held Oct. 3, provides the opportunity for the shipping and trading community around the world to donate 50 percent of its commission on cargoes (Mercy Cargoes) or to make
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Shipping Community Announces Mercy Ships Cargo Day Goal
Global charity Mercy Ships provides free, world-class health care to those with little access to medical services in impoverished, developing countries through its of fleet hospital ships such as the Africa Mercy. Ulrich, who had an operation to straighten his legs, and Valerie, who had a tumor removed onboard the Africa Mercy, both benefitted from
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Mercy Ships announces goal for Cargo Day
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Adventure calls as Africa Mercy begins new mission
Cargo Day, new ship in China and looking ahead to doubling capacity feature in landmark event Mercy Ships celebrated its 40th anniversary with a London ball attended by founders Don and Deyon Stephens. The event — staged at a venue close to Trafalgar Square, attended by more than 300 supporters of the hospital ship charity
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Mercy Ships supporters raise £145,000 as Charity turns 40
In keeping with its resolve to give “wings to aspirations” across the globe, Sahara Group, a leading International Energy and Infrastructure Conglomerate, joined Mercy Ships and other global partners to celebrate the Cargo Day 2018 in Geneva on May 17, 2018. The Cargo Day is an initiative of Mercy Ships, a corporate responsibility organization that
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Sahara Group supports Mercy Ships’ Saving Lives Initiative in Geneva
Seafarer colleagues swapped from sea to shore with the help of two ski boot bags A pair of ski boot bags, four seafarers serving on the same ship and plenty of ambition marked the early days of Sweden’s Wisby Tankers. The bags served as the company’s mobile office, a convenient way of transferring files between
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Wisby rises from humble origins to top Swedish tanker outfit
 Douala Senior figures from leading brokerages, traders and shipowning companies witnessed first-hand work being carried out by hospital ship charity Mercy Ships. An aptly named Vision Trip saw the operator of the world’s largest civilian hospital vessel spend three days showing their guests from Switzerland, Norway, Sweden and the UK how thousands of people in
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Top shipping names
BELROSE’s John Borrow has devoted much of his working life to being a volunteer and has now been made the captain of the world’s largest independent hospital ship. He took over the captaincy of Africa Mercy last month in Benin, West Africa. Africa Mercy is part of the Mercy Ships network of ­hospital ships which
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Mercy Ships to the developing world
I am really enjoying the hands on nature of the work while bringing something more to the job through my previous experience as a chief engineer. Engineers Australia member Mick Dunne is serving as a volunteer crew member on board the MVAfrica Mercy, the world’s largest non-governmental hospital ship, recently featured in an SBS television
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Living and working on a mercy mission
Mercy Ships, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, has been chosen by Nor-Shipping to be its new charity partner. Nor-Shipping director Per Martin Tanggaard described the operator of the world’s largest civilian hospital ship as a “lifesaver”. “It provides first-class medical facilities and expertise to communities that have limited, or sometimes zero, access to
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Nor-Shipping teams up with Mercy Ships
Mercy Ships Cargo Day 2017 has raised a grand total of $672,300. “Thank you for this wonderful result,” said Corinne Kemp, communications manager for the non-governmental organisation, which operates the world’s largest civilian hospital ship. The global shipping and trading community rallied behind Cargo Day, which has raised nearly $1m in the two years it
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Mercy Ships fundraiser tops $670,000
Trafigura, Socar Trading and Litasco topped the list of charterers that gave cargoes from which broker commissions have pushed Mercy Ships Cargo Day fundraising towards $500,000. Early this week, more than $462,300 had been raised for hospital ship operator Mercy Ships. Participants in this year’s event, in which TradeWinds acted as a partner, are too
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Mercy Ships Cargo Day has $500k in its sights
Mercy Ships has already raised over $394,000 from its second annual Cargo Day — easily beating last year’s $320,000. It is expected the eventual figure could exceed $450,000, providing vitally needed funds for life-changing surgery in Africa. Some 21 charterers, 16 shipowners, 24 brokers and 10 port agents, as well as seven service companies and
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Industry rallies behind Cargo Day
Mercy Ships Cargo Day is being held for the second year and Concordia Maritime is one of the companies supporting the activities on board Mercy Ships’ hospital ship. The participants can either donate part of their commission this day or choose a sum of money they want to donate, which they can also do after
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Concordia Maritime supports Mercy Ships Cargo Day
The commodity trading and shipping industries are throwing their weight behind Mercy Ships Cargo Day with leading figures telling TradeWinds why they are supporting the 4 October fundraising event. Around 40 companies have so far signed up to participate, including Clarksons, Barry Rogliano Salles (BRS), Riverlake, Fearnleys and Affinity on the broking side. Charterers include
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Big names urge owners to support Mercy Ships event
View the article here The Geneva Cargo Day Ball proved an evening to remember while helping raise funds for hospital ship Africa Mercy. Now attention is turning to the Cargo Day to be held on 4 October Glasses clinked at the first Cargo Day Ball held by Mercy Ships Switzerland on May 18 where talk
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Mercy Ships toasts Cargo Day success
A 1990s newspaper article about Mercy Ships was to be the catalyst for shipbroker Gilbert Walter finding a yard in China to build the charity’s new vessel a decade later. Walter filed the article away until he opened the Geneva office of Barry Rogliano Salles (BRS) as managing director and saw that Mercy Ships International
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Now they need your help
New York, N.Y. “ October 1, 2014 “ The Mercy Ships story was highlighted once again by the CBS 60 Minutes team as they took home the award for Outstanding Feature Story in a News Magazine for their “Africa Mercy” piece. The award was presented at last night’s 35th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Award
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Mercy Ships Congratulates CBS 60 Minutes on Winning Best Feature Story for “AFRICA MERCY”

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