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MSC Group lends a hand to affected Dorian hurricane victims in Bahamas

THE MAYHEM caused by Hurricane Dorian in Bahamas has necessitated help.

MSC Group lends a hand to affected Dorian hurricane victims in Bahamas

With almost 30 confirmed dead and the number could rise- the authorities are struggling to receive aid to stricken areas.

Dorian made landfall over Abaco and Grand Bahama on Sunday, then stayed where it was, the nation’s strongest hurricane on record. Category 5 winds of up to 185mph obliterated entire neighborhoods and triggered a humanitarian crisis.

Dorian swept past Florida at a relatively safe distance, grazed Georgia, then began hugging the South Carolina coastline with howling winds and sideways rain.

An estimated 3 million people in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas were warned to evacuate. Navy ships were ordered to ride it out at sea and aircraft were moved inland. At least four deaths in the south-eastern US so far have been blamed on the storm.

In lending a hand, the MSC Group and parent company of MSC Cruises, announced that a high-level delegation comprising of members of its U.S. senior management team, as well as leadership of its philanthropic arm, the MSC Foundation, will make its way to Nassau, Bahamas, to provide aid.

The Group’s mission will be to evaluate the extend of the damage and find out how it can support the immediate and longer-term in-kind and funding needs of the local population and businesses as they look to rebuild in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian.

MSC Group, through its MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company, has been present in the region for the past 20 years and it has long been the leading cargo import and export operator in the Bahamas. Its local headquarters are based in Freeport, Grand Bahama.

“It is heart-breaking to see the impact and devastation that Hurricane Dorian has brought over the Bahamas and its population. The thoughts and prayers of my entire family are with the people of the Bahamas and their families and loved ones,” commented Gianluigi Aponte, executive chairman and founder of MSC Group.

“As a family company and one that has lived off the sea for over 300 years, we are fully committed to supporting both immediate and longer-term relief and recovery efforts in the Bahamas.

Our businesses have long been closely tied to the Bahamas and its people, with a rich history spanning over many decades. We now look forward to supporting their efforts to rebuild and recover in every way we can and through all our businesses.”

MSC Group will also provide goods of primary necessity, focus on semi-permanent prefabricated modular housing for the population of the areas most affected; as well as making available geared ships for cargo relief service from the US to the Freeport and Marsh Harbour, Abaco container terminals.    

Having an extended family in Florida- South Africans have sent their messages of condolences to affected families and speedy recovery to the injured.

With almost 30 confirmed dead and the number could rise- the authorities are struggling to receive aid to stricken areas.

Dorian made landfall over Abaco and Grand Bahama on Sunday, then stayed where it was, the nation’s strongest hurricane on record. Category 5 winds of up to 185mph obliterated entire neighborhoods and triggered a humanitarian crisis.

Dorian swept past Florida at a relatively safe distance, grazed Georgia, then began hugging the South Carolina coastline with howling winds and sideways rain.

An estimated 3 million people in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas were warned to evacuate. Navy ships were ordered to ride it out at sea and aircraft were moved inland. At least four deaths in the south-eastern US so far have been blamed on the storm.

In lending a hand, the MSC Group and parent company of MSC Cruises, announced that a high-level delegation comprising of members of its U.S. senior management team, as well as leadership of its philanthropic arm, the MSC Foundation, will make its way to Nassau, Bahamas, to provide aid.

The Group’s mission will be to evaluate the extend of the damage and find out how it can support the immediate and longer-term in-kind and funding needs of the local population and businesses as they look to rebuild in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian.

MSC Group, through its MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company, has been present in the region for the past 20 years and it has long been the leading cargo import and export operator in the Bahamas. Its local headquarters are based in Freeport, Grand Bahama.

“It is heart-breaking to see the impact and devastation that Hurricane Dorian has brought over the Bahamas and its population. The thoughts and prayers of my entire family are with the people of the Bahamas and their families and loved ones,” commented Gianluigi Aponte, executive chairman and founder of MSC Group.

“As a family company and one that has lived off the sea for over 300 years, we are fully committed to supporting both immediate and longer-term relief and recovery efforts in the Bahamas.

Our businesses have long been closely tied to the Bahamas and its people, with a rich history spanning over many decades. We now look forward to supporting their efforts to rebuild and recover in every way we can and through all our businesses.”

MSC Group will also provide goods of primary necessity, focus on semi-permanent prefabricated modular housing for the population of the areas most affected; as well as making available geared ships for cargo relief service from the US to the Freeport and Marsh Harbour, Abaco container terminals.    

Having an extended family in Florida- South Africans have sent their messages of condolences to affected families and speedy recovery to the injured.

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