AEC’s long term period chartered vessel MV Maritime Faith arrived at Port Sudan on 17th March to discharge a US Aid cargo of about 28,000 Sorghum in Bulk for the UN World Food Program. The cargo which was bagged on shore was discharged in good condition and ahead of schedule.
“It is nice when in the course of ordinary business you are able to feel that you make a difference when you carry sorely needed food aid to where it is needed most” says Jesper Lollesgaard, Chartering Manager of AEC in London. “We were especially pleased to be able to host the US Embassy, US Aid and the UN’s World Food Program with guests on board the vessel.”
“The World Food Program (WFP) Sudan is grateful to the owners and crew of the MV Maritime Faith, who have played a critical role in delivering food assistance to those in need,” said WFP Sudan Deputy Country Director Margaret Malu, “Our time on the vessel with the master and crew was a wonderful experience and a great opportunity to see the discharging of the commodities first-hand.”
(All photos were taken by Ala Kheir who kindly authorized the use of them for this article)