Cargolux transports medical relief to Lebanon for free

Published: Wednesday, September 2, 2020

LUXEMBOURG: Cargolux, collaborating with FedEx, recently shipped for free some 62 tons of emergency supplies to Lebanon’s capital, Beirut, which continues to reel from the devastating impact of the 2,700-ammonium nitrate explosion at the city’s port.

Cargolux said the Free of Charge (FOC) medical relief are intended for health workers in the city. The shipment was flown from Memphis to Luxembourg on August 23 and boarded a Cargolux freighter bound for the Middle East on August 24.

Richard Forson, President & CEO of Cargoloux, noted: “It was important for Cargolux to support this relief shipment and assist the people of Beirut in the aftermath of this terrible explosion. As a recognized leader in the transport of medical and pharmaceutical goods, we are proud to leverage this expertise to help those affected by this tragedy.”

Cargolux, Europe’s leading all-cargo airline, said it is committed to playing its part in providing solutions for swift and seamless medical and relief transport. In addition to offering customers a dedicated product, CV pharma; Cargolux was also the first airline to achieve GDP certification in 2014.