Today, U.S. flagged vessel, APL Saipan arrived at Saipan with relief cargo in aid of recovery efforts on the Super Typhoon Yutu-battered island. The shipment will be received by the American Red Cross and Federal Emergency Management Agency who provide immediate resources for necessary food and water across Saipan.
“APL is devoted to our community and has deployed our resources to help meet immediate relief and recovery needs on the island. Our corporate partners have come together with donations which APL has started shipping to Saipan. Our partner outreach is on-going and we will be delivering aid in the weeks ahead to help Saipan residents recover from the storm,” said Charlie Hermosa, APL General Manager of Guam-Micronesia.
Arriving from Guam, APL Saipan was laden with four containers of food, water and equipment donated by partnered organisations. This shipment marks the first of more relief cargo which APL will transport from Guam as APL continues to rally commercial and community organisations for the cause.
While APL only ships to Saipan via its Guam Saipan Express service, APL has been actively connecting donors and stakeholders to assist with relief efforts in Tinian. “In times of need, every effort counts. By connecting the right parties quickly, we facilitate in getting the much-needed help to Tinian sooner than later,” elaborated Hermosa.