AAL offers free freight transport to charities
PRESS RELEASE – AAL Shipping has launched a new initiative offering free freight transport to charities worldwide. Named ‘Get Onboard!’, the initiative will run for an indefinite period and will consider any registered charity worldwide regardless of the chosen cause.
“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”, says Kyriacos Panayides, Managing Director of AAL. “This is especially true for charities, who rely on the goodwill of individual and institutional donors to get help. Unfortunately, widespread job losses, social distancing regulations, and the global economic downturn mean they are losing much-needed support and revenue. This, in turn, hurts the beneficiaries of their work the most.”
Get Onboard! is open to any registered charity, whether it’s for children’, the environment, health and disability, welfare, hunger or poverty, community service, education, animal protection, or any other cause.
Subject to terms and conditions being met, the company will carry containerised (shipper owned container) cargo free of freight charge no matter how long the journey. “It’s our privilege to try and help”, says Panayides.
‘Get Onboard!’ is being officially launched today and AAL will be circulating details and terms and conditions to registered charitable organisation databases and promote the initiative online.