(Berlin/Frankfurt, January 14, 2010) On behalf of the "Wings of Help" organization, DB Schenker is organizing the delivery of emergency relief supplies by air freight to the people in the Haiti disaster area.
Donations, primarily from industry, are arriving at Schenker Deutschland AG's site in Kelsterbach, in the immediate vicinity of Frankfurt International Airport. Materials such as medical supplies and powdered milk are being prepared for shipment by young DB Schenker employees working throughout the night on a voluntary basis.
"We're putting all our effort and expertise into getting the emergency supplies from Germany quickly and smoothly to Haiti. It helped us enormously that we provided more support for our Frankfurt sites last year with a new DB Schenker air freight hub. It means that our logistics operations are now much more efficient and we will be able to get the shipments of humanitarian relief even faster to the victims of this terrible natural disaster who are in need of help," said Dr. Rüdiger Grube, CEO and Chairman of the Deutsche Bahn Management Board on Thursday in Frankfurt.
"Wings of Help" is the German group of a network of civil aviation organizations that operates throughout Europe and supports relief activities all over the world.