What is Cargoday?

Cargo Day: When the shipping and trading communities embrace Mercy Ships

Access to quality healthcare in Africa is still very complicated, especially in the more rural or remote areas of the continent. Too many people are still dying or put aside in society due to illnesses or handicaps that are easily treatable in our modern developed countries. Since 1978, Mercy Ships has provided services and materials in developing nations valued at over $1 billion impacting more that 2.5 million direct beneficiaries, through 587 port visits.

Thanks to the combined action of the shipping and trading communities through the Cargo Day, Mercy Ships can continue to help the lives of millions of people in need through its hospital ship.


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How can I get involved?

The butterfly effect

The shipping & trading community wishes to raise support for Mercy Ships, an NGO with a mission to increase access to healthcare worldwide through the deployment of the world’s largest private hospital ship.

For the second time, all the actors involved in the shipping & commodity trading industry were be able to collaborate on a dedicated event aiming to improve the lives of millions of people.

On the 4th October 2017, participants were able to pledge cargoes, make donations, or share their commission in favour of Mercy Ships. This day is known as Mercy Ships Cargo Day.


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Why should I participate?

Whether you are a charterer, a shipbroker, a port agent or an inspection company, you can all participate in this unprecedented event.

Charterers will pledge cargoes (these cargoes are called Mercy Cargoes) to participating shipbrokers, port agents and inspection companies, who will then donate 50% of the commission made on these cargoes to Mercy Ships. Charterers and shipowners will also have the possibility to make a pledge directly to Mercy Ships through three levels of donation.
Simply click on the below “I want to participate” and follow the instructions that appear on your screen. You can also simply send us an email and we will get back in touch with you in the next 24 hours.


Check out the list of participants already involved here


How does it work?

On the 4th October, a charterer will pledge a cargo (called “Mercy Cargo“) to a participating shipbroker, a port agent and an inspection Company.

The charterer does not need to give a cargo on the specific Cargo Day but he can commit to give a cargo in the following days or weeks to participation with shipbrokers, port agents and inspection companies.

The pledge will be reported on the Cargo Day website as “Charterer name gives 1 Mercy Cargo to: shipbroker name, port gent’s name, inspection company name.”

The participating shipbroker, port agent and inspection company will give 50% of the commission earned on Mercy Cargoes to Mercy Ships.


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