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Northport (Malaysia) Bhd (Northport) and Shin Yang Shipping Corporation Bhd (Shin Yang) jointly support the Malaysian Relief Agency (MRA)’s relief mission to help the frontline healthcare workers and the communities affected by COVID-19 in Sabah and Sarawak.
More than 10 tonnes of supplies worth RM1.24 million consisting of medical equipment and food packs were successfully collected by MRA for this mission.
The aid items were packed in three containers and shipped to Kuching, Sibu, Kota Kinabalu and Tawau using Shin Yang’s shipping services via Northport. Under this joint corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme, Northport provided support through the handling of the aid items at MRA’s warehouse in Petaling Jaya and at the destinations, as well as the provision of storage and port services at Northport’s container terminal.
Meanwhile, Shin Yang, one of the main shipping lines providing shipping services between Port Klang and East Malaysian ports, supported the mission by providing three containers as well as special slots for these containers in their vessels.
“This collaboration is a platform and an opportunity for Northport to stand together with our business partners to help those in need during this crisis. We are very pleased to offer our expertise and facilities to help organizations such as MRA in ensuring the success of this noble initiative,” commented Northport’s CEO, Dato Azman Shah Mohd Yusof.
The supplies contributed by MRA donors for this mission consist of medical items and equipment including ICU beds and mattresses, ECG systems, ventilators, infusion pumps, syringe pumps, laryngoscope, face masks, personal protective equipment (“PPE”) and 500 packs of food items.
“Shin Yang is very delighted to be part of this mission and to be able to go beyond our day-to-day business operations. We have been facilitating the trade between West and East Malaysia for many years now and we are grateful to offer our shipping services to move these relief supplies to help the frontliners and the communities impacted by COVID-19 in Sabah and Sarawak,” says Captain Ting Hien Liong, CEO of Shin Yang.
“Northport has always been very supportive towards humanitarian assistance initiatives as part of our continued commitment to help the society in need. As a responsible corporate organisation, we will continue to play our part through our CSR programmes as well as collaborative efforts with our business partners to support the people and the country as we battle this crisis.” concludes Dato Azman.