Port of Salalah Organizes Disaster Relief for Pakistan
Port of Salalah staff, customers, vendors and port users teamed up with the local community to raise over 80 tons of aid as part of a disaster relief drive to provide much need aid to the 14 million people in Pakistan displaced by devastating floods and in desperate need of water, food, shelter and sanitation. The relief effort consisted of nine fully laden containers of food water clothes and emergency supplies. The first four containers of relief items have reached Karachi and been handed to the National Disaster Management Authority in Islamabad with the remainder expected to arrive shortly.
Port of Salalah CEO Peter Ford said “Port of Salalah has a long history of supporting communities impacted by natural disasters and other extreme events. In response to events that threaten lives, jobs, business and homes, we typically offer donations and financial support from the company, staff and the local community to the affected areas. Our relief efforts would not have been possible without the support from customers such as Maersk Line, APL and MSC who graciously provided empty containers to pack and deliver the relief goods and without the assistance of the Royal Oman Police, Dhofar Customs for their clearing the donations in a fast, effective and appropriate manner. I express my deepest respect and thanks to all those that contributed and were involved in the relief efforts many of whom donated freely of their time and personal resources to help those in need.”
Club Manager Cyril van de Merwe (2nd Left) and Public Relations Manager Mohammed Hardan (3rd Left) helping to store relief supplies.