Alaska Marine Lines and Lynden Logistics provided the shipping transportation for a container of used medical equipment and relief supplies from Whittier, AK to the Port of Ghana, Africa in support of the nonprofit organization Alaska Medical Missions (AMM) this spring. The container was picked up from the shipper in Alaska, transported to Seattle and loaded onto a ship for the final leg to Africa.
Alaska Medical Missions builds better healthcare all over the world by partnering with organizations to collect surplus and fully functional medical supplies from across Alaska and distributing them to a global network of partners. Lynden companies have long supported the nonprofit including sponsoring the annual Aid to the Nations benefit auction in 2022. "Lynden companies continue to make the daunting task of global shipping streamlined for AMM with shipments to our partners around the world. We count Lynden as one of the key partners in making our mission work, sending aid to the nations where even the most basic medical supplies save lives. We are deeply grateful for Lynden's latest support of this shipment to Burkina Faso," says David Rurik, AMM Director.
AMM reduces the medical waste stream while providing care to those in need. "The railroad covered the shipping costs from Anchorage to Whittier, and we partnered with AML to donate our services from Anchorage to Ghana," says Brandie Holmes, Lynden Logistics International Operations Manager in Seattle.