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Mercy Ships marked more than 30 years of service in Africa with a week full of celebrations in Senegal.
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Medical charity Mercy Ships sets date for Cargo Day fundraiser
Mercy Ships marked more than 30 years of service in Africa with a week full of celebrations in Senegal.
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Mercy Ships marked more than 30 years of service in Africa with a week full of celebrations in Senegal.
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Largest civilian hospital ship starts full operations in 2023
Mercy Ships marked more than 30 years of service in Africa with a week full of celebrations in Senegal.
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Global Mercy inauguration brings out presidents of Senegal and Guinea-Bissau
The global shipping and trading community has once again rallied behind hospital vessel charity Mercy Ships’ annual Cargo Day fundraiser.
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Mercy Ships’ Cargo Day fundraiser to highlight names of loyal supporters
Mercy Cargoes fundraising appeal to launch on 10 November
Berge Bulk lends support and seafarers to Mercy Ships
World’s largest civilian hospital ship handed to Mercy Ships
Purpose-built Global Mercy will sail from China to Belgium for final outfitting before heading to Africa to take up its medical mission in 2022
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World’s largest civilian hospital ship completes sea trials
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?
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
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
Fundraisers are hoping a seasonal upswing in the tanker markets will boost this year’s donations to the $1m mark. Mercy Ships Cargo Day has been switched from 2 October to 6 November as organisers chase $1m in donations. Since it started three years ago, the annual fundraising event has been staged in early October. But
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Mercy Ships hopes market magic will boost Cargo Day
Leading tanker players organize cocktail party fundraiser for hospital charity A trio of top tanker owners teamed up in Houston, Texas, for a joint festive cocktail party, raising more than $36,000 for medical charity Mercy Ships. Stena Bulk, AET and Teekay sponsored the event to raise awareness of Mercy Ships in the US. The charity
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US shipping party brings a festive boost to Mercy Ships
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
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
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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
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
Supporters of Mercy Ships’ Cargo Day turned out in force for a “thank you” Geneva lakeside gala ball. 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. Special guests at the Hotel Beau-Rivage included Diego Aponte, president
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Mercy Ships says ‘merci’
 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
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
Shipping and trading industry support of Mercy Ships’ Cargo Day has reached $651,400 — double the figure of a year earlier. The fundraising venture was backed by 83 companies — 24 charterers, 20 shipowners, 23 shipbrokers, seven port agents, and nine service outfits and associations. “Who thought we could have achieved this,” said Tim Webb,
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Cargo Day nets more than $650,000 for Mercy Ships
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
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
Hospital ship the Africa Mercy has arrived in Cameroon for its first tour of duty in the West African country after undergoing maintenance dry-docking in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria. Described by Mercy Ships’ UK head of fundraising, Sarah Balser, as the “most exciting ship in the world”, it has been all hands on deck preparing the floating
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All hands on deck to ready hospital ship for Cameroon
Time has come for the shipping and trading community to rally behind Mercy Ships’ second annual Cargo Day. After raising more than $300,000 from the first Cargo Day last year, companies are being urged to visit mercyshipscargoday.org and press the button to donate. It is hoped to double last year’s total and really establish the
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Changing lives in Africa at the touch of a button
The generosity of Scottish businesswoman Ann Gloag sent the total raised during an Africa Ball evening in London for Mercy Ships spiralling to a staggering £250,000. Gloag, who funded the purchase of Mercy Ship’s 16,572-gt hospital vessel Africa Mercy (built 1980), spoke passionately about the organi­sation on whose UK and ­international boards she serves. The
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Guests dig deep for Mercy Ships
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
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Latest Article in Tradewinds
“Thank You” page in the 17th of February edition of Tradewinds to thank all the participants of the Mercy Ships Cargo Day 2016. Download PDF Hope to see you on October 4th for the Cargo Day 2017!    
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Around $400,000 and possibly much more may flow from Mercy Ships’ Cargo Day fund-raising event on 19 October in a week that also saw the hospital ship charity’s UK arm celebrate its 20th anniversary. The shipping community — including charterers, brokers and owners — rallied behind Cargo Day committing so-called Mercy Cargoes and contributing broker
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Shipping rallies behind Mercy Ships
Jan Tuinier, master of the Africa Mercy, has a vision of making money from recycling garbage in the Dominican Republic. He relinquished his position as captain this summer to help 150 people who live in extreme poverty on a rubbish dump in the Caribbean country. The project sums up Tuinier’s decision to forfeit a regular
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Masters master plan – Recycling trash to help poor
Mercy Ships has developed since its foundation in 1978, from responding to disasters to capacity-building. It works with host nations to provide a legacy of desperately needed healthcare by training local surgeons, nurses, anaesthetists, sterilising technicians, community health workers and administrators to continue the work after the ship departs. Its mentoring programmes, referred to as
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Leaving a legacy
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
Millions of lives in some of the world’s poorest countries have been radically transformed by Mercy Ships” free surgical and medical care. Geoff Garfield visited the hospital ship Africa Mercy in Madagascar to see the work of the volunteers who pay for the privilege of being on board Everyone has the right to a seat
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Ship of hope
Hospital ship’s Cargo Day creates opportunity for shipping industry to extend helping hand to those in need Shipbrokers, charterers and owners have the opportunity to participate in a “Cargo Day” fund-raising project for Mercy Ships, which operates the world’s largest civil hospital vessel. The organisation has launched a website (cargo.darwinstaging.com), where participants can pledge an
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Mercy Ships to benefit from big fund-raiser
Hospital ship delivers hope to thousands in Africa with new vessel ordered in China set to multiply free health care. By Geoff Garfield, News Editor, Tradewinds. Africa Mercy is the name on the bow of a converted ro-pax but an equally fitting epithet would be “Serving the Poorest of the Poor.” The phrase came from
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Humanitarian, humble and serving the poor

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