DB Schenker supports aid project on Lesbos
DB Schenker is supporting an aid campaign for people in need at Camp Moria on the Greek island of Lesbos. After a spontaneous call for donations via social media over the Christmas period, 10 t of items were received almost overnight for distribution to the people living at Camp Moria.
DB Schenker decided to help and is now handling the transportation of the donated items, free of charge. Trainees at the company volunteered to spend over a week sorting and packing the aid items into more than 1,200 moving boxes prior to transportation.
Around 20,000 people are currently living in camps on Lesbos. About one third of them are children and teenagers. Several dozen NGOs are working to coordinate the distribution of care items on the island.
One particularly challenging factor for the logistics experts was the limited options for delivering and storing the items on Lesbos. To deal with this problem, the freight was divided between three swap bodies: they were donated by vehicle manufacturers Krone. The aid organisations have requested that they remain on the island for future use. Freight forwarder Detmers has also provided a portable office unit. (mw)