Port Operators Supporting Communities
The difficulties being experienced by communities having to observe social distancing orders placed to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection have been recognised by two port operators.
DP World has announced the launch of a new online marketplace for Ramadan bazaars to support local artisans and small businesses in selling their products during the Holy Month of Ramadan.
Launched in close partnership with the Department of Economic Development, and Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, the platform aims to keep trade flowing during Ramadan amid the social distancing in place to protect people from COVID-19.
Built in just three weeks, Manasah.com will help small businesses, currently unable to trade in physical environments, sell their goods online during Ramadan. Sellers can now register on manasah.com for free. The site features a contactless delivery option to minimise the need for human interaction, DP World said.
Peel Ports in Liverpool have recognised their obligation to support the communities they serve.
Recently they have given their backing to the Hope Advice Centre, working as The Initiative Factory offering a broad base of support to alleviate hardship. This Liverpool charity helps some of the city’s most vulnerable, gain access to the financial support to which they are entitled.
To aid with funding, Peel Ports has already donated £5,000. However, their long-term commitment is to help the Initiative Factory develop a sustainable future through increased funding, awareness and training for the next-generation of volunteers.
Two ports helping others to help themselves in these difficult times.
Source DP World and Peel Ports
Featured Title photograph DP World Pusan