Mission Accomplished
Record-breaking success for Mercy Ships Cargo Day 2023!
Your participation is changing lives across Africa.
Thank you for your amazing support.

Geneva Cargo Day Gala

September 22, 2022

This event, originally created to commemorate the results of the annual online fundraising event Cargo Day, has many reasons to celebrate that the Mercy Ships Cargo Day’s 6th Edition was a success! You have helped us to make a lasting impact in Africa.

Geneva Cargo Day Gala 2022 at the Beau-Rivage Hotel

The Ball took place at Hotel Beau-Rivage Geneva, an elegant and exceptional hotel with an incredible view of the iconic Jet d’Eau fountain, Lake Geneva, Mont-Blanc’s snowy summits and the city.


The evening launch of Geneva Cargo Day Gala 2022

Tim web, Chairman of the Geneva Cargo Day Committee started the evening with main host Bryce Wagner Executive Director – Mercy Ships Global.

We also had the privilege to have Christian Wahl, Helmsman Skipper « Double You Team ». 

Mercy Ships videos were projected to show the impact of the raised funds has on saving lives in Africa, giving hope and healing.

Cargo Day Trophy winners2021

The main course was the trophy celebration!

Charterer trophy 2021 

Winner : Nyala Shipping – Gilles Rolland

Member of the Geneva Cargo Day Committee, this company has been giving their address commissions every year since the start!  Out of 6 address commissions, 3 were given by this company.  

Cargo trophy 2021 

Winner : Trafigura – Ludvig Mandius

Member of Geneva Cargo Day Committee and faithful supporter. out of 76 Mercy Cargoes given by the Charterers, 13 of them came from Trafigura 

Broker trophy 2021 

Winner : Clarksons Platou – Bob(Robert) Knight

Already having won the best brokers twice before, of the 24 shipbrokers companies, this winner gave a total of 22 Mercy Cargoes.

Owner trophy 2021

Winner : Eastern Pacific Shipping – Cyrill Ducau

Member of the Singapore Cargo Day Singapore Committee, out of 22 owners participated in the Mercy Cargo Day 2021, they gave the largest pledge. Winning with the highest pledge amount once before, they also go the extra mile by organising a running fundraising event.

Committee trophy 2021 

Winner : Scorpio – Lars Dencker Nielsen

The Geneva Cargo Day Committee choose a committee prize each year to honour a shipping company. This year, it’s about a company who is involved with us since 2019 with pledge amounts. 

Inaugural launch of the SHIPS AHOY AUCTION raises almost 200k !!

Our first time auction was led by auction specialist, Benoit Repellin, Worldwide Head of Jewellery / Director, Senior Specialist / Auctioneer P H I L L I P S.

$194,000 were raised for the sale of 4 scale replica model ships.

4 replica Model for the auction

4 auction winners:

MT SEADRIVE – offered by Thenamaris : sold at $24,000
Buyer: BRS – Gilbert Walter

MT STENA IMPERATIVE – offered by Stena Bulk: sold $28,000
Buyer: Oryx Energies  –  Eric Derhille

MT GREENWAY – offered by Eastern Pacific Shipping: sold at $32,000
Buyer: Augusta – Dechoux Olivier

MV GLOBAL MERCY : Sold at $110,000
Buyer: Eastern Pacific Shipping – Cyril Ducau


If you have questions about the Geneva Cargo Day Gala, you can contact the Mercy Ships Switzerland team at

or + 41 21 654 32 10 (Based in Lausanne).

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