Oct. 19, 2017–Maersk colleagues donated $40,000 to the American Red Cross today for hurricane relief efforts.

Presenting the check on behalf of Maersk, APM Terminals and Damco employees worldwide was Brian Harold, managing director, and Wendy Robertson, general manager, APM Terminals in Mobile. American Red Cross Regional Philanthropy Officer Danielle Warren accepted the check, which will go to Red Cross chapters across the Gulf Coast.

The initiative was set in motion by Maersk Line of North America, headquartered in Florham Park, N.J. Black Flag Communications served as liaison between Maersk and the American Red Cross to establish a donations page where Maersk colleagues could donate to relief efforts for those affected by Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma or to general hurricane relief in the wake of one of the most destructive hurricane seasons on record.

“Maersk North America’s efforts quickly were recognized as ‘best practices,’ with Maersk Latin America coming to us for help in setting up a similar effort with the Red Cross in Mexico following the devastating Mexico City earthquake last month,” said Black Flag Communications Director Scott Rye. “It was truly heartening to see colleagues from around the world respond.” Maersk matched the donations given by employees of Maersk, APM Terminals and Damco.

Maersk Line, APM Terminals and Damco all are part of A.P. Moller-Maersk’s Transport & Logistics Division. Maersk Line is the world’s largest container shipping company with 639 ships sailing every major trade lane. APM Terminals provides port and inland infrastructure, including 73 ports and terminals in 36 countries. Damco is a world leading provider of freight forwarding and supply chain management services.

Black Flag Communications is a Florida-based agency specializing in crisis communications, government relations and public relations. In addition, Black Flag provides media training, political consulting and litigation support.