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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 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…
On Tuesday 20th November, much of the Geneva Shipping Community gathered at the evocative Café du Bourg de Four, in the old town, to once more give a fun filled evening of solidarity and support to the charity Mercy Ships. A few charterers formed an impromptu band, called ‘The C Band’ and treated a host
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Geneva Shipping Community rallies for Mercy Ships
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
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
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

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