APM Terminals Bahrain organises relief efforts
Manama, November 27, 2013
APM Terminals Bahrain, an operator of Khalifa Bin Salman Port, organised relief efforts on behalf of the kingdom’s shipping community to victims of the typhoon in Philippines.
Partners and customers joined APM to donate clothing, blankets and food to those affected, said a statement.
Marco Neelsen, CEO, said the response has exceeded their expectations.
“APM Terminals employs a number of employees from the Philippines in Bahrain and elsewhere. It was a natural reaction to want to donate to the victims, some of whom are related to our employees, and we have been greatly encouraged by the response from our staff, partners and friends also,” said Neelsen.
“The Philippine community, the Bahrain Shipping Agents Association, the Sacred Heart Church, SIGAC, Lulu Hypermarket, Agility Logistics and Svitzer Bahrain our partners in port marine operations all gave most generously,” he said.
In addition, DHL has agreed to airfreight the items to the Philippines and I can now confirm it has reached those affected by the typhoon. APM Terminals arranged the subsequent shipping of the clothes. We want to thank all who showed their solidarity with those affected by this disaster in the Philippines,” said Neelsen.
The Bahrain Shipping Agents Association has played a significant role in ensuring the success of this donation drive, he added. - TradeArabia News Service