Over 80 shipping and trading companies donate every year.
+ $4.7 million raised in 6 years as the fundraising community continues to grow.
Yearly, 2,000+ free surgeries and 8,000 dental treatments are provided by donations.
Each year, more than 80 companies in the shipping/trading industries are involved in helping us achieve greater impact in Africa
This is a special year in Mercy Ships’ history as we introduce the world’s first purpose-built civilian hospital ship, the the 37,000-gt Global Mercy.
This is possible due to the enormous generosity of financial supporters, especially those in the international shipping and trading community.
Since its conception, shipping-related companies offered their supervision and broking skills, not only in making the dream of the Global Mercy ship come true, but continue offering contributions through the annual Cargo Day fundraiser.
Last year’s event raised almost $800,000! This has resulted in total donations of nearly $5 million since the launch of Mercy Ships Cargo Day in 2016.
More than 80 of the world’s leading charterers, shipowners, brokers, port agents and consulting firms dedicate their commitment and participation.
Cargo Day functions thanks to the generosity of charterers who allocate “Mercy Cargoes” to brokers who then donate 50% of their commission.
Both tanker and dry cargo sectors represent their support.
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«The world of shipping and trading is a fast and dynamic industry where at times it is all too easy to be preoccupied with one’s work. But on November 10, Cargo Day, everyone should take a moment to reflect and do their bit to raise funds and develop awareness of Mercy Ships.» David Walker, Global Chartering Manager, Eiger Shipping
«Mercy Ships’ mission resonates deeply with EPS. Cargo Dayis a fantastic opportunity for the global maritime community to collaborate and support this meaningful cause.Together, we are able to provide critical funds to help the most vulnerable populations. EPS is proud to play a role in this life-changing initiative and looks forward to supportingMercy Ships for years to come.» Cyril Ducau, Eastern Pacific Shipping, CEO
«In these difficult time for everybody, it is more important than ever to carry on supporting those who need help. We shall show again our commitment and keep in mind the most important : People matter.» Gilles Rolland, Managing Director, Nyala Shipping
«Participating since the beginning is evidence and falls withinthe philosophy of Riverlake based on three values that unite us with Mercyships: the human factor, Africa historically very dear to us, and the ship which is a core activity.» Marc Lecoanet, CEO Riverlake