SINGAPORE, 6 November 2019 – Louis Dreyfus Company Asia PTE. LTD (LDC) has announced it is supporting Mercy Ships Cargo Day, as part of the global shipping and trading community’s support for the organization.

Mercy Ships is a global charity that manages the world’s largest non-governmental hospital ship, which has brought medical services and supplies to developing countries since 1978. It organizes Mercy Ships Cargo Day annually to galvanize the international shipping and trading community to raise funds for the organization’s mission, through donations via Mercy Cargoes.

Alain Würsch, LDC’s Tanker Freight Manager in Singapore says, “By harnessing our role as an active player in the global ocean freight industry, we are pleased to contribute to Mercy Ships’ vision to “bring hope and healing” to those without medical access. We look forward to working with our industry peers to raise greater support for this meaningful cause.”

Participating in this year’s Mercy Ships Cargo Day, which takes place today, LDC and a partner shipbroker will jointly donate approximately US$20,000 from their commissions on a designated cargo (“Mercy Cargoes”).

To further support the cause, LDC is also joining the Mercy Ships committee in Singapore, which brings together industry players several times a year to promote awareness of Mercy Ships and increase participation in its annual Cargo Day.

“Mercy Ships works to solve the global surgery crisis, serving people in tremendous need. Nine out of 10 people in the nations we serve do not have access to safe, affordable or timely surgery. In the last 40 years, Mercy Ships has helped over 2.7 million people. Every year, more than 440 volunteer crew from over 40 nations serve at any given time onboard the Africa Mercy. We are very grateful for the volunteer service of our crew, partnering with the generous support of Louis Dreyfus Company and its partner broker, enabling Mercy Ships to save even more lives. Thank you for your partnership with the Cargo Day initiative, we are truly stronger together,” added Alan Burrell, Managing Director Mercy Ships Australia, Asia and Dubai.

About Louis Dreyfus Company

Louis Dreyfus Company is a leading merchant and processor of agricultural goods. We leverage our global reach and extensive asset network to serve our customers and consumers around the world, delivering the right products to the right location, at the right time – safely, responsibly and reliably. Our activities span the entire value chain from farm to fork, across a broad range of business lines (platforms). Since 1851 our portfolio has grown to include Grains & Oilseeds, Coffee, Cotton, Juice, Rice, Sugar, Freight and Global Markets. We help feed and clothe some 500 million people every year by originating, processing and transporting approximately 80 million tons of products. Structured as a matrix organization of six geographical regions and eight platforms, Louis Dreyfus Company is active in over 100 countries and employs approximately 18 000 people globally. For more information, visit www.ldc.com and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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