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CMA CGM Foundation

Americares has forged a significant partnership with the CMA CGM Foundation by joining its Containers of Hope program. This collaboration, set for 2024, represents a critical alliance in delivering humanitarian aid globally.

A Global Reach for Health

The CMA CGM Foundation will transport up to 100 Americares containers in 2024. These containers, filled with essential medicine and medical supplies, are integral to Americares mission to save lives and improve the health of people affected by poverty or disaster.

This donated freight is crucial for our emergency response program and ongoing medicine security work. The reach of this effort spans multiple locations served by the CMA CGM Group, such as Cambodia, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, Liberia and Tanzania.

Christine Squires, president and CEO of Americares, emphasizes the partnership’s impact: “Our new partnership with the CMA CGM Foundation will expand access to life-changing medicines and medical supplies for disaster survivors and children and adults in poverty. We expect to increase humanitarian aid shipments to the 4,000 hospitals and health centers Americares supports worldwide as a result.”

A Legacy of Hope

Facing conflicts and natural disasters, the Foundation leverages the expertise in transport and logistics solutions of the CMA CGM Group to promptly and efficiently assist populations affected by crises. Through its Containers of Hope program, initiated in 2012, the Foundation has developed proficiency in humanitarian logistics and delivered more than 35,000 tons of humanitarian aid by sea to 70 countries, at no cost to nonprofit partners.

CMA CGM subsidiary, American President Lines (APL), previously provided Americares with donated freight. From 2012 to 2021 APL transported more than 250 Americares containers, delivering essential medicine and medical supplies across Asia and Latin America.

About CMA CGM Foundation

Established in 2005 and chaired by Tanya Saadé Zeenny, the CMA CGM Foundation is driven by a sense of responsibility, a spirit of solidarity and a passion for entrepreneurship. It focuses on two key missions: humanitarian aid and education for all. Facing crises, the Foundation leverages the expertise in transport and logistics solutions of the CMA CGM Group to deliver essential humanitarian supplies. It also supports access to education for all, training and professional integration. To date, the Foundation has transported 35,000 tons of humanitarian aid to 70 countries and has supported over 400 educational projects in France, Lebanon and around the world.