AAL’s initiative was launched on Wednesday for an indefinite period and the company will consider any registered charity worldwide regardless of the cause they represent.
Cargo transport free of freight charges will be offered on the company’s global fleet to and from any ports on its global schedule.
Kyriacos Panayides, managing director of AAL, explained: "The virus pandemic has taken its toll on not just the shipping sector, but businesses and organisations everywhere – devastating supply chains and pressuring financial performance.
"This is especially true of charities, who rely on the goodwill of individual and institutional donors to get help.”
However, the global economic downturn caused by the pandemic can mean a loss of much needed support and revenue for charities which in turns hits those who need their help most.
Panayides added: "2020 is our 25th anniversary year and we unanimously agreed to harness this milestone to give something back to the communities that we serve.
"'Get Onboard!' is open to any registered charity – childrens’, environmental, health and disability, welfare and hunger / poverty, community service, educational, animal protection, etc.”
Subject to meeting terms and conditions the company will carry a shipper owned container free of freight charge regardless of the length of the voyage.
AAL’s fleet serves the global market spanning Oceania, Asia, India, Middle East, Europe, Africa, and the Americas.
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