17.06.2015

After the earthquake: Logwin and Voith transport aid goods to Nepal

Employees of Voith GmbH collected relief supplies for people in the quake-hit region while Logwin organized the logistics and covered the costs of transport.

Aschaffenburg – Logwin organized an aid shipment to Nepal in May for which employees of Voith GmbH had collected tents, blankets and medicines for people in the quake-hit area. Logwin managed the logistics and is covering the entire costs of transportation. This aid project is not the first time that the technology group and the logistics service provider have collaborated – the companies have been business partners for many years.

The initiator of the project is Herwig Jantschick, a counselor in the company health management team at Voith in Heidenheim. He has been involved in the charity "Children’s Future Organization" for a long time and regularly collects donations for a children's village that the charity operates in Nepal. When the earthquake caused significant damage in the area around the children's village, he immediately launched an appeal for donations and approached Logwin concerning transportation.

"It went without saying that we would support the project together with our customer," says Werner Sander, Branch Manager at the Logwin Air + Ocean site in Stuttgart. "People in Nepal are more reliant on aid than ever before." Logwin provided 14 x 100 m² awnings since material is also needed for the construction of emergency shelters. "The awnings are intended to give people a temporary roof over their heads," Werner Sander explains.

 

From Heidenheim to Kathmandu

On May 12, Logwin collected seven large tents, approximately 300 blankets, medicines and a substance for sterilizing spring water from Voith's location in Heidenheim. The goods were taken to Logwin's warehouse, where employees packed the relief supplies and the weatherproof awnings expertly into boxes and wrapping film. The shipment was then transported by truck to Munich Airport. "It was a special challenge to book freight space at such short notice," says Werner Sander. "A lot of aid shipments are currently being flown to Nepal and capacities are correspondingly limited."

Since there are no direct flights, the consignment was transshipped on a stopover in Bangkok. Onward transportation to Kathmandu was delayed since the airport in the Nepalese capital was now closed due to an aftershock. When the relief supplies arrived on May 23, volunteers took receipt of the donations and distributed them locally.

 

About the Voith Group

Voith sets standards in the markets energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive Founded in 1867, Voith employs more than 43,000 people, generates € 5.7 billion in sales, operates in more than 50 countries around the world and is today one of the biggest family-owned companies in Europe. 

 

About Logwin AG

Logwin AG (Grevenmacher, Luxembourg) provides efficient logistics and transport solutions for its customers from industry and trade. In 2014 the group generated sales of 1.1 billion euros and currently employs about 4,300 staff. Logwin operates in all main markets worldwide and has around 180 locations on six continents. With its two business segments Solutions and Air + Ocean, Logwin AG is one of the leaders in the market.

The Logwin business segment Air + Ocean performs international air and sea transportation as well as customised and complex logistics solutions within its global network of locations. 

Logwin AG is listed in the Prime Standard of the Deutsche Börse. The majority shareholder is DELTON AG, Bad Homburg (Germany).

 

Your contact at Logwin:

Volker Hoebelt        
Director Global Sales + Marketing
at business segment Air + Ocean

Phone: +49 6021 343-9001

Fax: +49 6021 343-9008
volker.hoebelt@logwin-logistics.com



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