4th of October is Mercy Ships Cargo Day

Make with us a bigger difference in Africa.

After a successful first edition, we are happy to announce the second edition. The global shipping and trading community is working together during the Mercy Ships Cargo Day to raise support for Mercy Ships, an NGO operating the world’s largest private hospital ship, serving in the poorest countries in the world.

A second ship is currently under construction and will be fully deployed in 2018, thus expanding the ability of Mercy Ships to deliver medical care, while significantly increasing capacity building and training potential.

Official partner

how it works


Sign up here

Before 4th October

Fill out the form
Shipowners, service companies
and associations make a pledge

Sign up now


Announce Mercy Cargo(es)

on 4th October, Charterers
Submit your Mercy Cargo(es) by email or by call : +41 76 561 65 54.


Donate 50%

of commission

An invoice will be send to

the Shipbrokers and Port agents

$ 368,000

Total Pledges

Given so far




Total cargoes

Given so far


Address commission

Given so far



$1'000 to $10'000


$10'000 to $25'000


$25'000 or more

Address commission


Cargo Day Starts In

Your gift goes further

78¢ of every dollar Mercy Ships spend goes straight to our ships and field operations to provide surgeries and world-class medical care to those who have no other hope. Just 22¢ is set aside for overhead expenses and general costs. Plus, every dollar received triples in value, thanks to the support of our generous corporate sponsors.

History of Mercy Ships

Everything started with a vision

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Global Surgical Need

The Mercy Ships Response to Global Surgical Need

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