SHIPPING company ANL has helped indigenous communities in remote parts of the Northern Territory by transporting important medical and food supplies during the pandemic.
The supplies were organised for NGO Children’s Ground which helps in the education of kids and young adults in indigenous communities.
Children’s Ground also has links with the French business community via the French Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry and the French Consul in Melbourne.
Many community leaders, elders and their families, are based in remote locations such as near Alice Springs, which is 14 hours by road from the nearest port, Darwin.
Consequently they can suffer from food insecurity, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Children’s Ground asked if ANL could provide two containers, one for medical supplies and the other for long life food and drink.
The two boxes were duly picked up from Darwin and transported to Alice Springs and Burt Creek.
ANL chief executive Xavier Eiglier said they had shown their team could be “quick, decisive and positive in the face of COVID-19”, while also working with contacts at the French Consul, the Tanarra Foundation and Children’s Ground.
“Thank you to our Equipment and Container Logistics teams and our depot partners in Darwin for making this a reality so quickly,” Mr Eiglier said.
“We are very pleased to be supporting this NGO in their time of need and look forward to working with our partners to do more in the future.”