JERSEY CITY, NJ (January 7, 2014) -- Evergreen Line has worked with international aid agencies to arrange complimentary transportation services to carry relief supplies to the area affected by the powerful typhoon Haiyan that devastated the central region of the Philippines in November, causing catastrophic damage. The victims are still in urgent need of life's daily necessities.
Crisis Relief Services & Training (CREST), a non-profit Christian humanitarian organization in Malaysia, collected these relief supplies, including drinking water, dry food, tents, medical and sanitarian items. Evergreen's ITAL ONORE from Port Klang to Kaohsiung carried four 20-foot containers of relief supplies on December 31st. The supplies then connected to the UNI-ASPIRE for delivery to Cebu in the Philippines on January 3rd.
CREST is planning to deliver another three 20-foot containers of humanitarian supplies with Evergreen Line's help for transportation from Port Klang in early February.
Following the natural disaster two months ago, the Philippines has been receiving continuous supplies of humanitarian aid from around the world. For its part, in addition to providing gratis transportation services, Evergreen has also provided seventeen 40-foot containers to International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI), a terminal operator in Manila, for delivery of relief supplies.
"Evergreen is pleased to be able to take concrete action to bring relief supplies to the disaster areas and to fulfill its corporate social responsibility as a global ocean carrier," said a company spokesperson.