September 16 2020
APM Terminals Mobile offers relief to Hurricane Laura victims
APM Terminals Mobile participates in a support initiative for Louisiana communities affected by recent Hurricane Laura.
In close partnership with the Alabama State Port Authority, Special Project Logistics team from A.P. Moller – Maersk and Team Rubicon, APM Terminals Mobile (Alabama) participated in a large-scale relief initiative in early September to collect over 36,000 pounds of bottled water, non-perishable food and other emergency supplies for distribution to those affected by Hurricane Laura in communities surrounding Lake Charles, Louisiana. The hurricane, active between August 20th and 29th, caused the deaths of at least 37 people in the U.S. and inflicted an estimated $10 billion in damages on southwestern Louisiana and southeastern Texas near the Gulf of Mexico.
The convoy of supplies was loaded in APM Terminals Mobile, Alabama and arrived in Lake Charles on Saturday morning, September 5th for offloading and local distribution by Team Rubicon. Team Rubicon, based in Los Angeles, CA is a volunteer organization whick provides disaster response, humanitarian aid and emergency services around the globe, leveraging the unique skill sets of military veterans and first responders. https://teamrubiconusa.org/
All logistics services provided by APM Terminals were offered as a free donation. Located within a 325-mile range from Lake Charles, Louisiana, the terminal served as a convenient hub where all the logistics behind this operation could be performed by all parties involved.
“As part of the Gulf community, everyone at APM Terminals Mobile was happy to pitch in and offer assistance to our friends and neighbours in Louisiana”, shared APM Terminals Mobile Managing Director, Brian Harold.
Strongly rooted in local communities where it operates, APM Terminals actively participates in support initiatives, involving employees and local partners.
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