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Logwin gets essential aid to Central Africa

[ July 30, 2014   //   ]

Freight forwarder Logwin supported a Save the Children project to provide urgent aid to the Central African Republic in early July, moving ten tonnes of medical supplies from Amsterdam to the capital, Bangui.

The country has been a state of civil war for almost 18 months and hundreds of thousands of people, many of them children, have fled their homes. Medical provision is very poor and there is a significant risk that life-threatening diseases will spread, explains Kathrin Wieland, CEO of Save the Children Germany. “That’s why we are very grateful to our partner, Logwin, for transporting essential medicine and medical equipment to the region.”

Logwin collected the goods, packed on pallets, from suppliers in Amsterdam and nearby Lelystad at the end of June. Logwin took the tablets, syringes, infusion bags, examination gloves and doctor’s clothing to Amsterdam Airport, with some of the sensitive supplies having to be transported in temperature-controlled conditions.

Organizing transport from Amsterdam proved to be a particular challenge for the logistics specialist since only a few airlines serve Bangui Airport and the only direct connection from Europe was booked out for two weeks. Logwin’s manager of airfreight export, Kevin Körner, pulled out all the stops to get the aid supplies to their destination as quickly as possible and came across an alternative connection.

Medications to be distributed by Save the Children in Ouaka District.

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