Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Logistics Specialist Teams Up With Red Cross

DSV Denmark Offers Warehousing and Expertise to Relief Efforts
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DENMARK – DSV and the Danish Red Cross have agreed on a new partnership. DSV will allocate 2000 sq. metres of space at their Roskilde warehouse to the Red Cross which will be divided into two spaces – one for storage of relief equipment and one for testing and training, so Red Cross’ staff can practice set-up and get familiar with new equipment.

In addition to the agreement for free delivery of warehousing and logistics services in Roskilde, DSV will act as strategic partner to Red Cross Denmark and its 30 international partner countries. Support will include donations and logistics services as well as access to expertise and advice in connection with projects locally and globally. DSV CEO Jens Bjørn Andersen said:

“For a while now, DSV has been looking for a global charity partner and Red Cross was chosen, because we feel that we can help to make a difference doing what we do best – global transport and logistics. Like DSV, Red Cross is an international organisation, so we will be able to support Red Cross worldwide. We are looking very much forward to that.”

Birgitte Ebbesen, Chief of International Affairs, is looking forward to having a professional logistics partner at hand:

“In Red Cross, we have a lot of experience with providing disaster and emergency relief, but we can’t do much if we can’t get our equipment and staff to the emergency area. We depend on being able to get there and acting quickly; this is something DSV can really help us with as they have a lot of experience with transport and logistics. It’s a great plus for all of our projects.”

Picture – President, Red Cross Denmark, Anders Ladekarl and DSV CEO, Jens Bjørn Andersen sign the cooperative agreement.