MOL completes procurement and transport of 844 oxygen concentrators and other medical supplies to India, which has been severely affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
More than 6,000 oxygen concentrators, 500 oxygen cylinders, 60 cryogenic oxygen tanks, and several medical supplies and ventilators were transported into the country by A.P. Moller – Maersk through its ocean and air freight solutions.
Grants to be put to work in India, including the purchase of oxygenators, estimated to save approximately 60 lives a month, but more funds needed
Shipping companies are being invited to sign up to a free mental health and wellbeing campaign offering support not just to crews, but also their families and shore staff.
HMM announced that it plans to transport any containers carrying the COVID-related medical devices and emergency relief supplies bound for India, contributing to overcoming the extreme situation in the country.
The world’s seafarers’ unions say the world’s biggest brands have no excuse not to audit their supply chains and issue directives to suppliers on crew change, now that a new human rights due diligence toolkit has been launched.
The US could soon send a mercy ship to India to tackle the covid situation there. The idea has been proposed by the lawmaker who suggested that sending a mercy ship could be of help.
As many as 14 seafarers from India have tested positive for the coronavirus in South Africa. This comes at a time when the country has been reeling under the second wave of the pandemic, adding a record number of new cases every day.
Major shipping organisations pledge their support, including Ardmore Shipping, Cargill, Pacific Basin and V.Group