The maritime industry offers support to the victims of horrible earthquake in south-eastern Türkiye and north-eastern Syria, with NYK Line, DNV, UK P&I Club, and many other shipping companies and bodies, to donate essential humanitarian aid supplies to the earthquake-affected communities in Türkiye, and to make donations to the Red Cross and the Red Crescent helping the relief efforts in both countries.
NYK Line will be donating 10 million yen to the Turkish Red Crescent to help the victims and towns recover. The Japanese company offers its sincerest condolences to all those who have been displaced or have lost friends or family members, as a result of the earthquake that struck south-eastern Türkiye on February 6.
In 1998 the NYK Group established Yusen Logistics Turkey Lojistik Hizmetleri Ltd.Sti. (now Yusen Inci Lojistik ve Ticaret A.S.), and since 2021 has been operating Turkey’s first finished-vehicle terminal in Port Yarimca together with a company owned by the OYAK Group, a leading conglomerate in Türkiye.
NYK has deep ties with the country, as demonstrated by the establishment of a country head in Türkiye in 2022 to represent the group.
DNV is also donating NOK 2 million to the Red Cross, who is working with the Red Crescent searching for survivors in both Türkiye and Syria, as well as providing vital emergency aid, DNV Group’s President and CEO Remi Eriksen announced.
”The loss of life and destruction caused by the earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria is devastating. My thoughts go out to everyone affected on behalf of all of us at DNV. DNV’s employees in Türkiye are thankfully all safe,” as Remi Eriksen noted.
Furthermore, the UK P&I Club has made a donation to the British Red Cross to support the work taking place now to save lives and to rebuild the affected areas.
“On behalf of the Board of Directors of the UK P&I Club and the Managers, Thomas Miller, we express our sincerest condolences to the peoples of Turkey and Syria at this terrible time for their two nations. The Club has made a donation to the British Red Cross to support the work taking place now to save lives and to rebuild the affected areas,” as the Club said today.