The following is the text of a press release issued by Antillean Marine Shipping Corp.:
(MIAMI) — In collaboration with the United Nations World Food Program, Antillean Marine is working to bring humanitarian aid to survivors and people whose homes have been destroyed as a result of last week’s devastating earthquake.
Humanitarian aid is being received at Antillean Marine’s terminal along the Miami River where the logistics efforts of receiving and loading over 90 truckloads of ready-to-eat meals are taking place in coordination with officials from the World Food Program.
The first shipment is being loaded on board the MV Cristina Express, a landing craft chartered for the exclusive use of this project, with capacity to load up to 1000 tons of fuel in a separate storage tank, and 1200 tons of cargo on open deck.
Besides chartering the MV Cristina Express for this purpose, Antillean is also receiving containerized cargo and equipment which will be sent to Haiti via Dominican Republic ports, until the dock in Port Au Prince is repaired.
The needs in Haiti are particularly great right now and it is our responsibility to come together in helping those in need. The goal is to bring this so urgently needed aid to the people of Haiti.