July 30 - Logwin has supported the Save the Children relief organisation by transporting around 10 tonnes of urgently needed medical supplies from Amsterdam to the capital of the Central African Republic, Bangui.

The Save the Children organisation has been collecting donations in order to provide emergency humanitarian aid on the ground in the Central African Republic, which has been in a state of civil war for almost 18 months.

The charity has teams in Bangui, Kemo, Nana-Gribizi and Ouaka, which distribute medicine and medical equipment to health centres, while mobile hospitals visit towns and villages that have an inadequate health infrastructure.

Logwin collected the goods, which were packed on pallets, from suppliers in Amsterdam and Lelystad, before transporting the cargo to Amsterdam Airport Schipol. The shipment contained tablets, syringes, infusion bags, examination gloves and doctors' clothing.

Logwin explained that organising transport from Amsterdam was a particular challenge since only a few airlines serve Bangui Airport, and the only direct connection from Europe was booked out for two weeks.

Kevin Körner, manager of airfreight export at Logwin, said that the company pulled out all the stops to get the aid supplies to the destination as quickly as possible. "We remained in close contact with the suppliers in the Netherlands the whole time in order to be able to collect sensitive goods at short notice," he added.