Since 2012, APL has leveraged its position as one of the world’s leading ocean carriers to help Americares deliver hundreds of millions of dollars-worth of medicines and supplies to Central America, South America and Asia. As a key partner for our global Access to Medicine program, APL uses its extensive international shipping network and capabilities to help Americares promote health and save lives every day.
Delivering Health and Hope
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. 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 between 2018 and 2021. APL will ship Americares donated product from the U.S. to Bangladesh, Cambodia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and the Philippines
Strategic and Meaningful Giving
APL’s Global Head of Safety, Security and Environment, Dennis Yee reflects on what the company’s partnership means to its own operations and legacy saying, “The gifting of 170 TEUs of ocean freight in aid of Americares is a meaningful one for APL. Through our collaboration with Americares, we seek to step up sustainable shipping practices including partnership programs that strengthen community health.” For our part, Americares is grateful to APL for freeing up precious resources so we can do more: “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.”
APL is one of the world’s leading ocean carriers, providing world-class container shipping and terminal services, as well as intermodal operations supported by leading-edge IT and ecommerce. APL offers transcontinental cargo shipping across Asia, North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent and Australia through more than 120 weekly services calling ports in over 70 countries worldwide. APL is part of the CMA CGM Group, a leading worldwide shipping group founded in 1978 by the late Jacques R. Saadé and now headed by Rodolphe Saadé.