On Wednesday 1st April 2020, MSC Shipmanagement Ltd donated 106,000 surgical masks and 100,000 gloves to the Cyprus Government, to assist in the fight against the coronavirus disease outbreak.
MSC Shipmanagement Ltd has been based in Limassol since 2008 and during the last years it has significantly expanded its activities in Cyprus. MSC Shipmanagement Ltd has over 230 vessels under its management and employs more than 200 people in Cyprus.
¨MSC Shipmanagement Ltd has the deepest appreciation for all health workers who are on the frontline and fully supports the various measures implemented by the Cyprus Government to control the impact of this pandemic on the island. MSC Shipmanagement has implemented various preventive measures on board its managed ships and at its shore offices in Cyprus, India and Ukraine and other crewing agency offices since the beginning of January 2020 – in doing so, implementing one of the core values of the MSC Group: ‘We Care For People’” said Mr Prabhat Jha, CEO and Group MD of MSC Shipmanagement Limited. “Earlier last month, MSC also prioritized delivery of some important and urgently required container shipments containing chemicals required to produce disinfectants and sanitizers, by passing normal trade schedules and diverting vessels to Limassol port, in order to contribute to the local effort”.
The Shipping Deputy Ministry express its appreciation to MSC Shipmanagement Ltd for its generous donation and its precious assistance in delivering necessary medical materials to Cyprus, which will greatly contribute to the Government’s efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19.