Logistics companies and charities join forces to bring donated relief materials from the United States to Turkish earthquake victims.

April 20, 2023

Logistics companies and charities join forces to bring donated relief materials from the United States to Turkish earthquake victims.


Together, Maersk, The UPS Foundation/Coyote Logistics, Good360, Lift Nonprofit Logistics, and the Kale Foundation transport humanitarian aid to Turkey.

USA – Florham Park, New Jersey In reaction to the two devastating earthquakes that devastated the area on February 6th with a 7.8 magnitude and hours later with a 7.7 magnitude, 440 containers of relief supplies donated by the United States are being brought to Türkiye.

In order to deliver the privately contributed U.S. relief supplies, which will be flown and trucked to the affected area, a chain of humanitarian aid and logistics has been established.

Clothing, bedding, diapers, wipes, food, KIND bars, first aid kits, feminine care products, tents, and solar-powered lights are among the relief supplies.

Amazon, Hello Bello, Nice-Pak, KIND, CVS Health, AmerisourceBergen, Cora, LuminAID, Coyuchi, Sew Purposeful, YouGiveGoods (Fidelity), and NPO partners Hands in Service and United Way of Lee County are among the American corporations donating goods that are being distributed by Good360.

From LIFT Non-profit Logistics in Jacksonville, Florida, to Maersk Air Cargo’s facility at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport in South Carolina, the cargo were transported via 12 UPS trailer trucks.

The cargo was subsequently repackaged for the daily Boeing 747 cargo service operated by Maersk Air Cargo to Frankfurt-Hahn Airport’s flights to Germany.

The entire shipment was flown on five consecutive daily flights. The items will be loaded into 20 trailer trucks in Germany for the 8–10 day interior journey to Turkey. Finally, the Kale Foundation, a Good360 partner, will provide these desperately needed supplies to survivors in the area.

The company’s daily Boeing 747 service between Greenville, Spartanburg, and Frankfurt-Hahn was donated by Maersk Air Cargo.

Now that we own and manage our own aviation fleet, we have more flexibility and control to respond to the time-sensitive nature of disaster relief.

Patterson, Fred
Head of Maersk’s North American Aid & Relief team
It is an honour for us to collaborate with our logistics and nonprofit partners on this significant shipment and assist the Turkish people as they recover from this catastrophe.

John Wetherell, the head of Maersk Air Cargo’s North American area, added, “It’s just the right thing to do and links in well in with our objective — to enhance life for everyone by integrating the world. Future consumers and business partners will continue to benefit from our expanding fleet of cargo planes and hubs thanks to our capacity for humanitarian airlift.

Coyote Logistics assisted in organising domestic goods transportation services for donated commodities as part of this cooperative relief effort.

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Coyote is in a unique position to immediately mobilise humanitarian logistics expertise, on-site support, and capacity from its dependable carrier network because of its extensive history of leading charity supply chain projects. Coyote is pleased to contribute funds to this significant initiative because labour costs, in-kind support services, and last mile transportation costs have all been met.

According to Zach Gilstrap, Humanitarian Logistics Manager at Coyote Logistics, “Projects like this demonstrate the power of supply chain experts and providers working together to maximise our collective impact.

” “We are grateful to all the kind organisations that donated goods and are proud to support the delivery of essential aid to Türkiye with our global logistics capabilities.”

Many of the donations were made possible by Good360, a leader in product philanthropy and purposeful giving, who worked closely with their corporate donors and charitable partners to procure the supplies for the shipment.

The organisation, which has extensive expertise in disaster recovery and is currently in its 40th year, utilised strong ties with important logistics partners to aid in the facilitation of this humanitarian endeavour. Jim Alvey, vice president of disaster recovery at Good360, said,

“We are grateful for this extensive collaboration with terrific partners like Maersk, The UPS Foundation, Coyote Logistics, Lift Nonprofit Logistics, and the Kale Foundation for their role in getting humanitarian aid to Türkiye.”Additionally, we are really grateful for the kind business donors that make this all possible by donating the necessary supplies to assist earthquake victims in rebuilding their life.

“LIFT is proud to support Good360’s ongoing disaster response and recovery efforts in Türkiye in order to help alleviate suffering and elevate those impacted by the devastating earthquakes in February of 2023,” says Good360. “LIFT received and consolidated Good360’s humanitarian aid shipments in their North Florida disaster logistics hub and prepared the cargo for export to The Kale Foundation in Türkiye by the UPS Foundation/Coyote and Maersk.”


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