January 07, 2014 – In November last year, the powerful typhoon Haiyan devastated the central region of the Philippines, causing catastrophic damage. The victims are still in urgent need of life’s daily necessities. Evergreen Line has worked with international aid agencies to arrange free transportation services to carry relief supplies to the affected areas.
These relief supplies, including drinking water, dry food, tents, medical and sanitarian items, were collected by Crisis Relief Services & Training (CREST), a non-profit Christian humanitarian organization in Malaysia. Four twenty-foot containers of relief supplies were carried by Evergreen’s ITAL ONORE from Port Klang to Kaohsiung on December 31. The supplies then connected to the UNI-ASPIRE for delivery to Cebu in the Philippines on January 03.
CREST is planning to deliver another three twenty-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 free transportation services, Evergreen has also provided seventeen forty-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.