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Louis Dreyfus supports Mercy Ships Cargo Day

Agricultural trader Louis Dreyfus Company Asia (LDC) has offered its support to Mercy Ships Cargo Day to raise funds for Mercy Ship’s mission of bringing medical services and suppliers to developing countries.

Alain Würsch, LDC’s tanker freight manager in Singapore, said: “By harnessing our role as an active player in the global ocean freight industry, we are pleased to contribute to Mercy Ships’ vision to ‘bring hope and healing’ to those without medical access. We look forward to working with our industry peers to raise greater support for this meaningful cause.”

Participating in this year’s Mercy Ships Cargo Day, which took place on 6 November, LDC and a partner shipbroker will jointly donate approximately $20,000 from their commissions on a designated cargo – Mercy Cargoes.

To further support the cause, LDC is also joining the Mercy Ships committee in Singapore, which brings together industry players several times a year to promote awareness of Mercy Ships and increase participation in its annual Cargo Day.

“Mercy Ships works to solve the global surgery crisis, serving people in tremendous need. Nine out of 10 people in the nations we serve do not have access to safe, affordable or timely surgery. In the last 40 years, Mercy Ships has helped over 2.7 million people. Every year, more than 440 volunteer crew from over 40 nations serve at any given time onboard the Africa Mercy,” said Alan Burrell, managing director Mercy Ships Australia, Asia and Dubai.