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APL and Americares Announce Shipping Partnership

  • October 23, 2018
  • Americares staff prepare shipments of donated medicine and medical supplies in its global distribution center in the United States.

Stamford, Conn. – Oct. 23, 2018 – In celebration of its 170th anniversary, leading ocean carrier APL is providing Americares with free shipping of medicine and supplies for three years. As an Americares ocean freight partner, APL has committed to transport the equivalent of 170 20-foot sea containers of medicine and medical supplies for the health-focused relief and development organization through 2021.

“The gifting of 170 TEUs of ocean freight in aid of Americares has made APL’s 170th year of global shipping more meaningful. Through our collaboration with Americares, we seek to step up and support sustainable programs that strengthen community health,” said Nicolas Sartini, APL Chief Executive Officer.

The 3-year partnership will see APL deliver medicines and medical supplies from the United States to Bangladesh, Cambodia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and the Philippines.

In fact, APL has been offering free ocean shipping, delivering medicine and medical supplies for Americares since 2012. Since that time, APL has transported 90 Americares shipments to seven countries, delivering more than $300 million in donated medicine and medical supplies for children and adults in need.

Americares saves lives and improves health for people affected by poverty or disaster so they can reach their full potential. Americares supports 4,000 health centers worldwide with life-changing health programs, medicine and medical supplies. The majority of products Americares delivers are donated by corporate partners, including many of the world’s largest pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors. Last year alone, Americares delivered 12.7 million prescriptions and 21 million medical supplies to health care providers in 97 countries.

“Our partnership with APL has saved Americares hundreds of thousands of dollars, allowing us to devote more resources to health programs,” said Americares President and CEO Michael J. Nyenhuis. “We are pleased to continue the relationship and increase access to medicine and medical supplies for even more people affected by poverty or disaster.”